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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: {arch} directory

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: {arch} directory
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:45:10 -0400
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On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 12:33:33PM -0700, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> dustin2wti:~ 502% echo pen{,cil} pen{cil}
> pen pencil pencil

Bash at least says:  pencil pen{cil}

>       Wouldn't the latter case violate your assertion?  Either way, it's 
> kind of weird to special case expansion like that.

The historical context of this exception is that to avoid problems with the
find {} marker (which I believe predates shell brace expansion), and
standalone braces, it simply avoids expanding cases where brace expansion is
obviously pointless.

I believe (it's been a _long_ time), the original csh (which first
implemented brace expansion) used the same rules bash does.

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