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Re: eval

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: eval
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 09:23:52 -0400
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On 5/4/11 4:40 PM, Rafael Fernandez wrote:
> I am used to the behavior of sh on NetBSD which does not require
> enclosing positional parameters. 

I'd call that a pretty serious incompatibility on the part of ash and its
descendants (BSD sh, dash, etc.).  There's no good reason that

set -- a b c d e f g h i j
echo $10

should echo `j'.

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