[Toybox] bash continues to confuse me.

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Sun Jun 21 11:44:21 PDT 2020

On 6/19/20 7:53 AM, Rob Landley wrote:

> Well, I SORT of know what it does:
>   $ a='*'; xx() { echo "${!a at Q}";}; xx one two three
>   'one' 'two' 'three'
> Shouldn't that be 'one two three'?

I thought it more useful to take the behavior of constructs like ${@##...}
and #{@:..}, and others, than to jam the parameters together.

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