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[Feature Request]export extglob from environment

From: Raph
Subject: [Feature Request]export extglob from environment
Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 15:54:33 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

while trying to export this function :
foo() {
        case "$1" in
                        echo a
with export -f foo I went into some problem
as soon as any new instance is launched :
bash -c "foo bar"       : failed
xterm &                 : failed
bash -O extglob         : ok
bash -O extglob -c "xterm"  : failed

The failure of the new instance is the following :
bash: foo: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `('
bash: foo: line 1: ` ?(a))'
bash: error importing function definition for `foo'
In fact:
- $SHELLOPTS doesn't contains extglob
- $SHELLOPTS is readonly
- bashrc is evaluated after the environment
- the environment needs extglob
It happens that sometimes you need to export some functions
without explicitely wanting to add the extglob option.
And alias bash='bash -O extglob' doesn't seem to be clean to me
(even if possible as a workaround)

So the feature request is about a way to set the extglob status
from the environment.
Kind of solution though in IRC :
- shopt -s exportopts
- shopt -s exportextglob
- extglob part of $SHELLOPTS
- load of a kind of .bashrc.env_insensible before anything else
- ...

I wish it's understandable, thank in advance.


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