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. -- ``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU c...@case.edu http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/