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Re: Variable assignment not working as expected

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Variable assignment not working as expected
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 17:31:22 +0200
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"Alex Roman" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 09/06/07, Bean <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I try the following command:
>> set AA=1
>> set BB=$AA
> Taking a quick look at command.c where the "set" command is defined,
> it doesn't look like that feature is implemented. Even in grub_env_set
> in env.c it isn't implemented.
> I'm willing to implement this feature... Where do you, devs, think
> this would be better suited? In the set command, or in the
> grub_env_set function?

The problem is different.  The command line parser should insert this,
but currently can't deal with the case where text and variables are
concatenated, IIRC.

>> then type set, it shows:
>> AA=1
>> BB=
>> should the value of BB be 1 ?
>> BTW, i notice that echo.c exists, but no echo.mod is generated.
> Because echo is such a "core" command it is built right into the kernel 
> AFAIK...

No, it's even a normal mode command.


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