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Re: Declared Var Dynamic Initialization = No Return Code Back?


From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Declared Var Dynamic Initialization = No Return Code Back?
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:43:06 -0400
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 06:20:35PM -0700, Eduardo Bustamante wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 5:04 PM, Adam Danischewski
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> [...]
> > Declaring a variable doesn't seem risky enough to eat up the return code.
> > Is there a reason for this? I doubt that it would break anything to change.
> > It's a lot more intuitive and syntactically streamlined to check for
> > missing packages/software at the initial declaration as a sanity check.
> 
> This topic has been discussed several times in the past. Please
> review: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2010-03/msg00010.html
> and https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2010-03/msg00036.html
> for an explanation.

Also http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls#pf27



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