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Re: Should this be this way?


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Should this be this way?
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:09:52 +0100
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Bob Proulx <address@hidden> writes:

> I say that somewhat tongue-in-cheek myself.  Because sourcing files
> removes the abstraction barriers of a stacked child process and
> actions there can persistently change the current shell.  Not good as
> a general interface for random actions.  Normal scripts are better.

You can still put the sourcing in a subshell if you don't want
persistent changes.

Andreas.

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