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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 01:56:24 +0800

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 1:15 AM, Pierre Gaston <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 7:17 PM, konsolebox <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> 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
>>
> Chet is one of these people ;)
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2011-04/msg00040.html

Well it wasn't a mistake for me.  At least I find the characters  '.'
and '?' (and maybe '!' as well) helpful.

-- 
konsolebox



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