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Re: Identical function names in bash source code

From: Peng Yu
Subject: Re: Identical function names in bash source code
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2019 20:05:46 -0600

> "Not uncommon" is stretching it, since it happens in only one place:
> lib/readline/shell.c.

No. it is not uncommon. See the analysis of duplicated function/macro
names and where they appear. There are around ~100 of them. Note that
this analysis is not very accurate. But the balkpark estimate should
be OK.


> Readline is now distributed separately, and used in hundreds of other
> applications in addition to bash, but it was not always this way.

Then, since it has been made into a separate package long time ago,
why readline has not been removed from bash source code?



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