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Re: conditional aliases are broken


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: conditional aliases are broken
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:42:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

> this works:
>
> $ alias z='echo a'
> $ zz(){ z b; }
> $ zz
> a b
>
> however, after sourcing this file:
> if true; then
>   alias z='echo a'
>   zz(){ z b; }
> fi

Aliases are expanded during reading, but the alias command isn't
executed until after the complete compound command was read.

Andreas.

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