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Re: Officially document that we allow other characters in function names


From: konsolebox
Subject: Re: Officially document that we allow other characters in function names
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:17:16 +0800

On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:41 PM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 6/27/16 3:11 AM, konsolebox wrote:
>> Hi, I think it's time that we officially specify in the manual of Bash
>> that we allow other characters besides [[:alnum:]_] when declaring
>> function names in non-POSIX mode.
>
> Is there some new reason to do this now?
>

Not really, but sometimes I encounter people saying such practice of
using characters besides those allowed by POSIX is wrong simply
because it is undocumented.  I just thought about making a suggestion
today, and hope that it gets updated before 4.4.

-- 
konsolebox



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