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Re: order of processing in brace expansion

> On Apr 27,  7:09pm, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> } Subject: Re: order of processing in brace expansion
> }
> } I would expect what you expect: the expression is interpreted the same as
> } a{b,c}d.  Unfortunately it isn't.  The reason seems to be that the comma
> } doesn't get turned back into a token.  If we want to fix this, the
> } following patch will do it.
> The only issue, I think, is that comma is not a token unless it is inside
> braces, and we don't know at time of expanding $~foo that the surrounding
> expression is eligible for brace expansion.  A tokenized comma does still
> match an "ordinary" comma during file globbing, but does that mean that it
> always matches an ordinary comma?
> If tokenizing when it's not necessary doesn't hurt anything, then I think
> we should fix the bug.  ("make check" does pass with the patch applied.)

I would be fairly confident about this, since there are plenty of other
tokens which might be left hanging around, e.g. #'s or ~'s when
EXTENDEDGLOB isn't set.  These cases are all handled by a generic search
for tokens which need turning back into normal characters.  So I'll commit
this and see.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Unit 300, Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0XL, UK                          Tel: +44 (0)1223 392070

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