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Re: Issues with exported functions

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Issues with exported functions
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:40:38 -0400
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On 9/25/14, 2:47 PM, lolilolicon wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:28 AM, Ángel González <address@hidden> wrote:
> [...]
>> On the other hand, this approach would be much more interesting if bash
>> delayed parsing of exported functions until they are used (ie. check
> This is what function autoload is for in zsh. It's indeed a better
> approach. It was also suggested by Dan Douglas in this thread ("FPATH
> mechanism").

Not quite.  While autoloaded functions are lazily evaluated, you have to
pay the price of searching $FPATH and loading them in every shell, and
there still has to be a mechanism to indicate which functions should be
autoloaded in each shell.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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