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Re: bin/48843: sh(1): break/continue/return broken inside dot commands

The following reply was made to PR bin/48843; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Richard Hansen <>
Subject: Re: bin/48843: sh(1): break/continue/return broken inside dot commands
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:56:00 -0400

 On 2014-06-02 13:21, Richard Hansen wrote:
 >> On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 05:14:26PM -0400, Richard Hansen wrote:
 >>> I will bring this up during the next Austin Group teleconference.  We
 >>> should be able to get some improved wording in before POSIX Issue 7 TC2
 >>> is published (even if that wording is simply "unspecified" or
 >>> "implementation defined").  Any input from the NetBSD community would be
 >>> appreciated.
 >>> The intended behavior of break/continue outside of a loop is also
 >>> unclear.  I'll bring that up as well.
 > I filed a bug report that will be the basis for discussion during the
 > Thursday teleconference (assuming we have time to address this bug):
 That bug has been resolved, with the revised text (which will be in
 Issue 7 TC2) available here:
 We decided to not do anything for Issue 8 at this time, so the behavior
 will continue to be unspecified if n is greater than the number of
 lexically enclosing loops.  The argument is that the standard has been
 this way for 20+ years without any major complaints, so why force
 implementations to change their code to support a case that few care about.

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