On Mon 25 Jun 2018 at 01:58:25 +0700, Robert Elz wrote: > Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:09:58 +0200 > From: Rhialto <rhialto%falu.nl@localhost> > Message-ID: <20180624170958.GJ8143%falu.nl@localhost> > > | Are we to assume that NetBSD's sh(1) manual page is correct? > > Well, yes and no... > > | Since that clearly says that your example above should not match. > > Actually, it doesn't - it just kind of slides by this case... That is, it > makes no mention of what happens if characters inside [ ] are > quoted (partly because I don't much like the quoting solution, > and never thought the ordering method was hard to get right...) Well, I don't entirely agree. The description of patterns starts with (sh(1) from NetBSD-7) Shell Patterns A pattern consists of normal characters, which match themselves, and meta-characters. The meta-characters are ``!'', ``*'', ``?'', and ``[''. These characters lose their special meanings if they are quoted. When so I would conclude that '-' cannot lose its meaning if quoted, since it is not a meta-character. Added to that, that it gives some other way to include a literal '-' in a character class, reinforces the impression that [a\-z] does not have a quoted '-' in it. So while it doesn't explicitly say it, it leaves little room for a different interpretation. (All this of course apart from how things actually worked; and I actually never realised that they didn't work like I interpret the text here) > The man page shouild probably be fixed to be more precise - there > are all kinds of details it omits. Definitely! > kre -Olaf. -- ___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- Wayland: Those who don't understand X \X/ rhialto/at/falu.nl -- are condemned to reinvent it. Poorly.
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