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Re: backquotes inconsistent with errexit (set -e) and export


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: backquotes inconsistent with errexit (set -e) and export
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 13:08:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Hans Ecke <address@hidden> wrote:
> But how do we make sure errors propagate outward more reliably? Our
> only solution is 'set -e'.

And since it doesn't do what you want, even that is not a solution.

> So you say the current behavior is to spec and you won't fix it.

Well, I'm not the maintainer.  But this is the standard behavior, and
the maintainer likes to follow the standard.

> But do you see my point that it is suboptimal?

I certainly agree that it could have been made better when it was
invented.  But changing it now would be problematic.  What fixes your
script could break someone else's.


paul




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