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Re: More fixes for missing double quotes in the shell

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Justin <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL Patches Mailing List <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: More fixes for missing double quotes in the shell
Date: 2001-09-29 22:53:54
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0109300025190.629-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw or whole thread)
Lists: pgsql-patches
Justin writes:

> I agree it's not strictly necessary, but I thought I'd add them in to
> follow the generic "good programming practise" of always quoting
> variables in shell script tests.

In my purely personal opinion it's better to be aware of the possible
values of a variable than to blindly quote everything.  Somewhere you're
going to run into nested quote situations which cannot be done portably,
at which point you have to start doing that anyway.

Peter Eisentraut   peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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