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Re: function names which contain a 'dash' character


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: function names which contain a 'dash' character
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 17:50:59 -0400
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Poor Yorick wrote:
ksh refuses to define functions which contain a dash ("-") in the name.  The
Bash manual also defines 'name' as consisting solely of letters, numbers, and
underscores.  So shouldn't bash refuse to create functions which contain a dash
in the name?

When in posix mode, bash does so refuse.  In default (non-posix) mode, it
is more liberal.

Chet
--
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/




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