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Re: Issues with exported functions

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Issues with exported functions
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:35:19 -0400
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On 9/24/14, 3:44 PM, lolilolicon wrote:

> Personally, I have never needed this feature. I would vote for its
> removal: It's very surprising, creates bugs, and is not very useful.

There are more things in heaven and earth that are dreamt of in your

> Otherwise, if this feature is going to stay (can anyone enlighten me why
> it's useful?), please document it explicitly.

Function export is documented.  The exact mechanism need not be.

> As it is currently, this is a real pitfall.

Well, certainly, because there's a bug in the (unpatched) implementation.

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