local variables in bash
jon at endpoint.com
Fri Feb 13 08:27:52 MST 2009
On Fri, 13 Feb 2009, Stuart Jansen wrote:
>> I wouldn't be surprised if bash borrowed the behavior & the name from
> You've got your history backward there, sonny. Now get off my lawn!
You may be just kidding, but I am interested to know the history.
Perl gained "local" in Perl 2.0, with this commit:
Author: Larry Wall <larry at wall.org>
Date: Sun Jun 5 00:00:00 1988 +0000
The oldest version of bash I found is 1.14 from 1994, and it had local
too. There doesn't appear to be a public version control repository for
bash, oddly. Wikipedia claims bash was created in 1987, but I can't show
whether it had local then or not. Does anyone have any older versions
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