Zsh Mailing List Archive
Messages sorted by:
Re: Various vared problems with screen refresh, etc.
- X-seq: zsh-workers 15814
- From: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Various vared problems with screen refresh, etc.
- Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 04:25:37 +0000
- In-reply-to: <20010915232204.E33DC1427E@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Mailing-list: contact zsh-workers-help@xxxxxxxxxx; run by ezmlm
- References: <20010915232204.E33DC1427E@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sep 16, 12:21am, Peter Stephenson wrote:
} Subject: Re: Various vared problems with screen refresh, etc.
} Bart Schaefer wrote:
} > Would anyone object to moving the BAUD doc into the "set by" section?
} If it *is* set by the shell, that would seem to me pretty logical.
Well, you'd think so, but ... the following parameters are all set by
the shell, yet described in the "used by" section:
BAUD IFS module_path PROMPT3 PS3 TMPPREFIX
COLUMNS KEYTIMEOUT NULLCMD PROMPT4 PS4 WATCHFMT
fpath LINES path prompt READNULLCMD WORDCHARS
histchars LOGCHECK PROMPT PS1 SPROMPT
HISTCHARS MAILCHECK PROMPT2 PS2 TIMEFMT
So you'd think the distinction might be that "used by" are parameters
to which assignment changes the behavior of the shell, regardless of
whether the shell supplies a default value; but in that case, what are
argv, EGID, EUID, GID, OPTARG, OPTIND, SECONDS, and UID doing in the
"set by" section?
Also in "used by" are REPLY and reply, which sometimes are set and other
times are used, but _ (underscore), which is similar, is in "set by".
There also doesn't seem to be any sort of ordering in the first page or
so of "set by". I suppose status and pipestatus are out of order to be
closer to ?, but then what's 0 doing in between them? (OK, I'll stop
So perhaps we need either more or fewer categories.
Bart Schaefer Brass Lantern Enterprises
Zsh: http://www.zsh.org | PHPerl Project: http://phperl.sourceforge.net
Messages sorted by: