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Re: x[

From: Clint Hepner
Subject: Re: x[
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:01:35 -0400

> On 2019 Jul 29 , at 12:55 p, Isabella Bosia <izaberina@gmail.com> wrote:
> haven't really looked into why this happens but x[ seems to trigger some
> funny parser behavior
> x[ newline     should not prompt with PS2
> it can't be defined as a normal sh function, but it can be defined with the
> function keyword
> it can't be called like a normal function, but things like "x[" or \x[ work
> this bug seems old

The ``[`` begins a valid shell pattern, so the parser continues to accept input 
until the closing ``]`` is found. Pathname expansion (apparently) does not 
apply to the first "argument" of the ``function`` command.

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