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Re: Bash-4.3 Official Patch 30


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash-4.3 Official Patch 30
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:45:23 -0400
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On 10/8/14, 4:03 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Chet Ramey <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> Yes, that's right.  The question is whether that case of the index out
>> of bounds should continue to return NULL, but in a clearer way, or
>> return "" to differentiate it from the case where shell_input_line is
>> NULL.
> 
> Do you need that difference?  The only caller treats them the same.

Sure, now.  There may be others in the future; you like to design general
interfaces.

Why are we spending this much bandwidth discussing a line of code that
makes no practical difference?
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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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