Thanks. I know that posix support these usages, but exists some
traditional shell that not support it. These are described in the
autoconf manual, last time i have checked. As the construct ; export
var = x should be portable, but it is not. If this is important these
days i don't know.


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2012/10/30, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>:
> Elia Pinto wrote:
>
>> The shell word splitting done in base is a bashism, iow not portable.
>
> No, ${varname##glob} is in POSIX and we already use it here and there.
> See Documentation/CodingGuidelines:
>
>    - We use ${parameter#word} and its [#%] siblings, and their
>      doubled "longest matching" form.
>
> Thanks for looking the patch over.
> Jonathan
>

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