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Re: !!$ unitialized at first prompt

On 24 September 2010 17:10, Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sep 24,  1:39pm, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> }
> } The shell doesn't split words in the same way when importing history.
> } In normal operation it relies on the lines having been passed through
> } the lexical analyser to generate the words, which doesn't happen when
> } history is read from a file.  Instead it just blindly splits on
> } whitespace.
> ... and at the time this was designed, it would make history import an
> agonizingly slow process if the entire history file had to be passed
> through the lexical analyzer.
> Nowadays that's probably not so much a concern for most people.  There's
> probably an argument to be made that SHARE_HISTORY should force use of
> the lexical analyzer, because (although no one has ever complained) the
> current implementation means that history words referenced from shared
> history behave differently than those from the local history.
> You can load your own history something like this provided that you
> *don't* use shared or extended history:
>    readhistfile() {
>        emulate -LR zsh
>        local histline
>        local -a histwords
>        while read -r histline
>        do
>            if [[ $histline = *\\ ]]
>            then
>                histline[-1]=''
>                histwords+=( ${(z)histline}$'\n' )
>            else
>                histwords+=( ${(z)histline} )
>                print -s $histwords
>                histwords=()
>            fi
>        done
>    }
> That's not perfect, as it does things like insert a space at the front
> of every continuation line in a multi-line command, but it's passable.
> Note the function as written expects the history to be standard input.

Unless I'm missing something, it's also not unmetafying anything.
Which is not a problem if you're american/english :).

Mikael Magnusson

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