Removing the quote distinction?
Posted May 19, 2005 10:05 UTC (Thu) by kleptog
Parent article: Fish - The friendly interactive shell
The only thing in that whole article that threw me off was that "single quotes and double quotes now mean the same thing". Say what?
There is a very clear difference between types of quotes and removing the distinction is a pain for certain purposes. Like say error reporting:
echo "Couldn't open file: $file"
Doesn't work, you need to put the quotes before the variable. How about the equivalent to the bash:
echo "Looking for /home/$USER/$filename"
Does this become:
echo "Looking for /home/"$USER"/"$filename
Getting too tricky for me. The rest of the changes look ok, but this one kills me.
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