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Re: Bash prefixes


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash prefixes
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:55:47 -0400
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On 6/18/10 5:34 AM, Freddy Vulto wrote:
> Within the bash-completion package
> (http://bash-completion.alioth.debian.org/), we're planning on prefixing
> all functions and variables to create some kind of namespace.  The
> prefixes probably are going to be:
> 
>     bashcomp_
>     BASHCOMP_
> 
> Are there any considerations to take into account regarding prefixing?
> Does bash officially "reserve" any variable/function prefix to itself?
> At least BASH_* and COMP_* seem to be used by bash.

Your choices seem fine.  Bash also uses (and so, I suppose, reserves)
READLINE_*.  I would use the lower-case version, since Bash restricts
itself to the uppercase ASCII character set for variable names.

Chet

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