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Re: Bash-4.3 Official Patch 27

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash-4.3 Official Patch 27
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0400
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On 9/28/14, 12:48 AM, Eric Blake wrote:

> This patch forbids importing function names containing '/' (yay!), and
> we already established that bash has never been able to properly import
> functions with names containing '='.  But I'm assuming there will need
> to be a followup patch to actually reject the attempt to create such
> function names (that is, "bash -c 'a/b () { echo oops; }; a/b'" should
> issue an error message instead of printing "oops"), so that we do not
> have the confusing situation of being unable to pass all permitted
> function names through an export/import cycle.

I have not decided whether to reject the creation of such functions,
since bash never has, or to reject the attempt to export them.

That's a discussion that can be deferred.

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

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