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Re: RFE: allow double quotes to group multi-words & be treated as 1 arg,


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: RFE: allow double quotes to group multi-words & be treated as 1 arg, w/DQ's stripped off -- including RH =~
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:23:24 -0400
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On 8/5/10 2:56 AM, Linda Walsh wrote:

> Couldn't you have limited to single quotes -- reserving to them the
> function of literalizing what is between them.

No.  That's not the difference between single and double quotes.  Why
would I complicate things further?

> Otherwise, could you think other characters you'd prefer to use to
> group words separated by white-space, together to be matched in a pattern?

And introduce another special character or two?  Thank you, no.

> Or, why should double quotes be functionally the same as single quotes 
> in that situation?

Why should they not?

Chet
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