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Re: have you ever mistyped [[:lower:]] as [:lower:] ?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: have you ever mistyped [[:lower:]] as [:lower:] ?
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 18:48:04 +0200

Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 09/01/2010 07:25 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Personally, I'd _like_ to try to get POSIX to allow unspecified behavior
>> for a bracket expression that starts and ends with colon,
> Likewise.  Thanks for starting the Aardvark at
> <http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=305>.
> I was amused to see that, under its argument,
> grep is already within its rights to reject [:space:]
> even when conforming to POSIX.

Amusing, indeed.
Then we wouldn't even need to bother with POSIXLY_CORRECT.

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