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Re: Issues with exported functions

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Issues with exported functions
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:22:26 -0400
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On 9/27/14, 8:06 AM, David A. Wheeler wrote:
> I agree it would be MUCH better to append () to the "variable" name if it is 
> a function export.  If that suffix can be included in the official bash 
> release, I would be delighted.
> There had been earlier claims that () might fail on old systems, but I have 
> not seen evidence of it. I do not have access to really old systens to 
> test... if anyone does that would be helpful.  At this point it might be best 
> to focus on protecting current systems.

It fails on current systems, including Red Hat.  It looks like there are
still things to clean up.


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