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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] another poke at the special chars

From: Bruce Stephens
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] another poke at the special chars
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 00:41:45 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Samuel Tardieu <address@hidden> writes:
>> More seriously, it would be great if zsh replaced =foo by `which foo`
>> only if no =foo exists in the current directory.
> I suspect they would resist such a change because it can lead to
> very surprising results.
> But really, this is just a severely broken feature of zsh, they
> should just follow Tom's advice and use a safer syntax.

"Severely broken"?  I've been using zsh (with this feature) for about
a decade, I think, and Arch is the first thing that's caused me to
notice a problem.  And even now, it just involves typing "./" before
whatever it is.  Or, for that matter, just quoting like this
'{arch}/=tagging-method' (default completion works within quotes in
zsh, so I don't need to type all that), since the braces are also
special characters.

Seriously, it's just no big deal, IMHO.  I seem to remember someone
sending out a workaround for zsh; I seem not to have kept it, however,
so either I'm misremembering or I just didn't feel it to be important.


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