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Re: eval

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: eval
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 22:57:03 -0400
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On 5/5/11 6:29 PM, Sven Mascheck wrote:

> 4.4BSD alpha '92 suddenly documented it,
>     "...braces, which are optional except for positional parameters
>      with more than one digit..."
>      http://www.in-ulm.de/~mascheck/various/ash/44bsdalpha.1.html
> but interestingly had not implemented anything like that.  And nothing
> changed in later Berkeley variants.

It was documented simultaneously with the release of Posix 1003.2-1992,
I imagine.

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