On 6/24/19 11:51 AM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
> 2019-06-24 09:48:21 -0400, Chet Ramey:
>> On 6/22/19 2:51 AM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
>>> For them, and me, and it seems Eric as well, globbing is an
>>> operator that is invoked whenever a word contains an unquoted
>>> wildcard character (in "list" contexts).
>> If you want the standard to say that, then propose language to make the
>> standard say it. It doesn't say that now, and that's the root of this
>> entire discussion. At this point, we're just talking in circles.
> [...]
> Before going in the details of the language, can we at least
> agree on what the "intention" should be?

Your intention is obvious. It's in the part I quoted.

Pathname expansion is performed on words that contain an unquoted
`*', `?', or valid unquoted bracket expression.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    c...@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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