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Re: Question on periods in function names


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Question on periods in function names
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2013 13:26:07 -0500
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On 1/5/13 9:11 AM, muji wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> According to this:
> 
> http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/gotchas.html
> 
> As of version 3 periods in function names are not allowed, I quote:
> 
> # As of version 3 of Bash, periods are not allowed within function names.
> 
> Yet I am using:
> 
> GNU bash, version 4.2.0(1)-release (i386-apple-darwin10.8.0)
> 
> And I can use periods in function names without any problems.

It works by default, but not when bash is running in posix mode.  I don't
have any plans to change this.

Chet
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