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Re: Feature request: Add "import" built-in.


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Feature request: Add "import" built-in.
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:22:58 -0400
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On 8/24/14, 7:36 AM, Tim Friske wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> as I see it the "source" built-in is perfect for embedding a sourced
> Bash script into the sourcing one while preserving as much of the
> environment, specifically the positional and special parameters, as
> possible.
> 
> What I am missing is the "import" built-in that passes only the
> explicitly given arguments from the importing to the imported Bash script.

It seems like this functionality would be best provided using an option
to source/dot or (less desirably) a global flag.  I will put it on the list
of potential features for the next version.

Chet

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