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patch #7637: bash 4.1 return builtin violates posix in checking for options

Submitted by:  Linda A. Walsh <law>
Submitted on:  Fri 21 Oct 2011 07:50:32 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 6
Status: DonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open

Fri 21 Oct 2011 07:50:32 PM UTC, original submission:

in bash 4.1, the return cmd now checks to see if it has
options and parses them as 'illegal' (not very helpful and
certainly not a usability feature). Posix says the return command takes no options.

That bash would check for them is an error.

This change broke compatibility in a number of previously
running scripts.

Linda A. Walsh <law>


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