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Re: reporting of "{x" non ideal


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: reporting of "{x" non ideal
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:47:08 -0500
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Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> $ test a||{false;true;}&&echo $?
> bash: syntax error near unexpected token `&'
>
> no it's not, it's near "{",

I'd say it's *near* "||" and ";", and, more to the point, that it *is*
"{false".  I don't know if that's how the tokenizer works, but
claiming that "{false" is a token, even if it's not, would probably be
the most useful error message.


paul



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