Re; tcsh is not csh

Kevin Lyons klyons at
Fri Nov 12 10:47:44 PST 2004

David O'Brien wrote:

> 1. Why don't you ask about this on the tcsh mailing lists?

I have.

> 2. OR why don't you send me a patch that fixes the bug?

This behavoir is described in the man page so I thought it was intended. 
   My thinking was if tcsh wants this fine. It is just not compat with 
csh which is also fine as long as there is a csh.

> 3. OR why don't you test to see if you are running under tcsh and use a
>    different code path:
> 	 if ( $?tcsh ) then
> 		 # something that will work with tcsh
>      else
>          # existing code
> 	 endif

I did $<:q but I suspect others will have the same issue in future so I 
thought it would be nice for all involved if the csh standard behavoir 
was available on freebsd.


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