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Re: Unexpected foo==bar errors

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:45 PM, Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Feb 8,  4:52am, Mikael Magnusson wrote:
> } > The only use of $tf as far as I can see is to do lookups in the cache.
> }
> } Presumably at some point the given filename has to be interpreted so
> } that it can give any completions at all, even if it's not cached?
> On closer inspection yes, I'm wrong about this, $tf is passed to "tar -tf"
> to list the contents of the tar file even if not found in the cache.
> } I wonder if there's anywhere in the completion system that depends on
> } EQUALS being set... But maybe we should just 2> /dev/null the
> } assignment since tilde expansion also prints errors. (_zattr and _zip
> } also have this issue, presumably there are other places as well).
> Redirecting error would still leave $tf empty.  But there's no way to
> cause process substitution [that is, <(...) >(...) and =(...) syntax]
> to be applied to the result of parameter expansion, except by using
> "eval" -- and of course globbing won't happen without GLOB_ASSIGN, so
> the only reason for tf=${~words[3]} (and the other assignments in _tar
> from lines 66-82) is to do tilde and equals expansion.

Well, considering that something simple as foo*.tar (expanding only to
one file) also leaves $tf empty, I'd say it's better to leave $tf
empty for any weird command substitutions as well, but suppress the
error messages.

Mikael Magnusson

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