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Re: Bug with continue?

On 3/28/23, Peter Stephenson <p.w.stephenson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 28/03/2023 10:32 Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I notice this works differently in zsh than in other shells:
>>   for x in 1 2 3 4; do
>>     continue &&
>>     list="$list$x " &&
>>     echo "x: $x"
>>   done
>>   echo "list: $list"
>> Why did the statement after `continue` gets evaluated?
>> The original code tries to do something useful `case "$x" in 1)
>> continue ;; esac &&` but it shouldn't matter.
>> I tried in bash, ksh, and dash, and all of them continue immediately,
>> except zsh.
>> That can't be the desired behavior, can it?
> That looks like it probably ought to be regarded as a bug to me, yes ---
> I guess it's been hidden because the test "if this statement successfully
> jumped somewhere completely different then..." isn't spectacularly useful.
> However, it's not logically wrong, either.
> I think we had something a little similar to this recently; it usually
> boils down to something quite simple once you've found it and I'll
> have a look when I've got more time.  (Patch would go to zsh-workers.)

Some observations that may or may not be helpful:

Replacing continue && with ! continue || has the same effect,
chaining continue && false && a=b still does the assignment,
doing continue && { a=b } works, eg it does not do the assignment,
same with if continue; then ...

Mikael Magnusson

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