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Re: make (or bash?) bug

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: make (or bash?) bug
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 11:19:50 -0500

%% Steve Clingerman <address@hidden> writes:

  sc> In the two examples following, it appears as if an assignment of a
  sc> list to nothing (null) acts differently. This could very well be a
  sc> bash bug (or fix) between 2.04 and 2.05. I could find no email
  sc> address for bash bugs.

It is a syntax error (in the POSIX definition of sh) to not provide any
value in a for-loop.  The behavior of bash 2.05 is correct.

In any case, there is no way that make can control the behavior of the
shell that it invokes: problems there are not bugs in make itself.

If you need to contact the bash folks, there is the address@hidden

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
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