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off topic IFS=: read changing the global IFS


From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: off topic IFS=: read changing the global IFS
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:40:28 +0200

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 5:18 PM, John Kearney <address@hidden> wrote:
> Oh and FYI
> IFS=: read
> may change the global IFS on some shells I think.
> Mainly thinking of pdksh right now.

it seems ok on this netbsd machine:

PD KSH v5.2.14 99/07/13.2

IFS=f read </dev/null;printf %s  "$IFS" | sed -n l
 \t\n$



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