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Re: Another patch to compctl-examples CVS compctl, and a bug?

> It's now possible to avoid several external processes in generating the
> list of CVS-controlled files in the `cvstargets' function.  The key is
> this wonderful "parameter" (boy, is that misnamed) subsitution:
> 	"${${${(f@)$({<${pref}CVS/Entries} 2>/dev/null)}#/}%%/*}"

There are two problems with that.  First I've modified the lexer so that
!, [[, { and } are reserved words now.  This means that these must be
delimited.  So {echo} no longer works, { echo } should be used instead.
Similarily [[-z $foo]] does not work, [[ -z $foo ]] should be used.

The other problem is that this depends on READNULLCMD being cat.
$(<...) always works since it is always recognized as a special command
substitution.  That's why the 2> redirection does not work in that case
(but a space between `(' and `<' fixes that problem).

> If there's a better way than `for f in ... do echo ... done' to prefix
> every element of the resulting array with ${pref}, I'd love to see it.

It's simply

 	"${pref}${^${${(f@)$({<${pref}CVS/Entries} 2>/dev/null)}#/}%%/*}"

> works fine.  However, if no CVS directory exists at all, the above
> subsitution prints a newline to the terminal -- which messes up zle.

Are you sure that there is not empty element in the reply?  The above
`parameter expansion' always produces at least one element.


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