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Re: Next release (5.3)
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- From: Roman Neuhauser <neuhauser@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Peter Stephenson <p.stephenson@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Next release (5.3)
- Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:58:49 +0200
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Belatedly chiming in as someone who writes scripts in zsh
and uses :A in those.
I understand the issue is that although zshexpn(1) claims...
This call is equivalent to `a` unless your system has the realpath
system call (modern systems do).
... this is not the case. Correct? Well, I use it for this
# schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx / 2016-07-07 10:20:31 -0700:
> On Jul 7, 2:00am, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> } To everyone who asked about compatibility: under the existing semantics
> } of :A, "$foo" and "$foo:A" might denote different files.
> But that implies that "$foo" and "$foo:a" might also denote different
> files, so why is *that* a useful transformation?
It's not, and I don't use it.
# p.stephenson@xxxxxxxxxxx / 2016-07-05 09:33:21 +0100:
> On Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:04:24 -0700
> Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > (1) Daniel's suggested change to :A [care to offer an opinion?]
> I'd be vaguely inclined to make sure it does what the doc currently says
> and leave it at that.
I'd prefer (it would *fix* my scripts) this to happen.
> But that's only because I've not worked out a case where I want anything
> different. It's too difficult to come up with a categorical answer because
> it depends whether the user is used to CHASE_BLAH behaviour (I'm not
> suggesting option-specific behaviour, either).
Has anyone brought up any realistic (as in: I'm going to use it for
such-and-such) scenario for these CHASE_FOO-related variations?
It looks like you're spending energy on something no one has any use for.
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