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Re: print -z (Re: PATCH: printf builtin)

Bart Schaefer wrote:
>     -z
>           Push the arguments onto the editing buffer stack, separated
>           by spaces; no escape sequences are recognized.
>                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> The above is correct for zsh 2.4, but not for zsh 3.0 or later.  I'm
> not sure exactly when it became wrong.  Does anyone remember whether
> the change in behavior was intentional (and the doc simply forgotten),
> or was this an accident and we should repair it to match the doc?

I'm not aware of any intentional change like that.

Arguably it's useful, since you can use print -zr in this case whereas
there's no way of doing the opposite.  But for most people it's probably

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