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Re: Identical function names in bash source code


From: Eduardo Bustamante
Subject: Re: Identical function names in bash source code
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2019 11:49:00 -0800

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 11:38 AM Peng Yu <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > What would you say the "suggested improvement" is here?
>
> This is implied. If it is agreed that identical function names are not
> good by the majority of bash developers, then what I found could be
> turned into an explicit suggestion.
>
> Since maybe there is a good reason, I don't want to pretend that I
> knew why it was designed in this way.
>
> So far I don't see a good reason. So I want to confirm it first.
>
> Or this problem has never been noted before (I don't think it is very
> likely, given bash has been been developed for a long time). Then, it
> worth a discussion.

What is the problem EXACTLY though? GNU Bash and GNU Readline are two
different code bases. Bash depends on Readline, and thus, includes the
code tree in a subfolder. It makes sense that there are similar
functions for similar functionality in two different code bases,
specially when the author/maintainer is the same person.



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