Subject: Re: strange IFS behaviour in /bin/sh ?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Masao Uebayashi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/10/2004 22:06:56
> Furthermore, setting a variable with that value first, and using it as the
> arg to set works fine.
> # var='root:foo:bar:bax'
> # set $var
> # echo $1
> I have no idea whether it's supposed to work like that or not. It certainly
> seems non-intuitive.
SUSv3 says Field Splitting happens after a) parameter expansion, b)
command substition, and c) arithmetic expansion.
After learning this fact it's pretty clear to me how things work. :-)