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Re: ${var="$val" } and Ultrix (Was: Success (mostly) with the testsuite)

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: ${var="$val" } and Ultrix (Was: Success (mostly) with the testsuite)
Date: 16 Nov 2000 01:34:57 -0200
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On Nov 14, 2000, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:

>>>>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> writes:
Alexandre> On Nov 10, 2000, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> My bet is that IFS splitting is not performed because `:
>>> ${French="$french"}' sets the 8bit.

Alexandre> And would this bit be retained in the substitution for
Alexandre> echo?  I've tried both cat -v and od, and there's no
Alexandre> difference between the quoted and unquoted versions.

> Ah ah!  That's a nice idea!  So how about trying to avoid echo?

That worked.  And, to my surprise, both tests have shown odd
characters in list2, which means your suspicion was correct: the
quotes cause the 8th bit to be set.  Now what?

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