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Re: [PATCH] Use == in expressions instead of the deprecated =

On Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:35:16 +0100
Peter Stephenson <p.stephenson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Actually, describing it as "deprecated" was always a bit of an
> exaggeration --- it's standard shell syntax that isn't going anywhere.
> There's no pressing reason not to change it in the documentation that I
> can think of, but it's not clear if it's worth looking at.

We should probably desribe it more like this, I suppose.  I'm presuming
this does describe the intention here.


diff --git a/Doc/Zsh/cond.yo b/Doc/Zsh/cond.yo
index 3d369fb..6fcf3bd 100644
--- a/Doc/Zsh/cond.yo
+++ b/Doc/Zsh/cond.yo
@@ -103,8 +103,8 @@ true if var(file1) and var(file2) exist and refer to the same file.
 xitem(var(string) tt(=) var(pattern))
 item(var(string) tt(==) var(pattern))(
 true if var(string) matches var(pattern).
-The `tt(==)' form is the preferred one.  The `tt(=)' form is for
-backward compatibility and should be considered obsolete.
+The `tt(==)' form is the preferred one for clarity in new shell code
+as it more closely resembles other languages.
 item(var(string) tt(!=) var(pattern))(
 true if var(string) does not match var(pattern).

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