On Sun, 5 Nov 2006 19:41:40 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: [...] > + <item><tt>local</tt> to create a scoped variable must be > + supported</item> Underspecified. local in dash and bash behave differently. In dash the variable value from outer scope is retained, in bash it is not. Bugs caused by this do happen: see eg. #381237 Also local in dash is documented to be only allowed at the beginning of a function, and take only variable names, not assignments, as arguments, though in practice it seems this is not enforced and more bash-like behaviour works. -- Michał Politowski Talking has been known to lead to communication if practiced carelessly.
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