[Ecls-list] Small mistake on web page

Waldek Hebisch hebisch at math.uni.wroc.pl
Sun May 18 19:10:52 UTC 2008

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll wrote:
> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Leslie P. Polzer <leslie.polzer at gmx.net> wrote:
> >
> > On http://ecls.sourceforge.net/cvs.html:
> >
> >  # ADDRESS=anonymous at common-lisp.net:/project/ecl/cvsroot
> >  # cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous:$ADDRESS co ecl
> >
> > will hardly work with any POSIX shell
> Sorry, I am too much used to bash' oddities. The web page will be
> updated tonight.

Well, what is now is a correct syntax.  Proposed

export ADDRESS=anonymous at common-lisp.net:/project/ecl/cvsroot

is a bash extension.  Apparently Leslie wanted to export the
variable, for which correct syntax is

ADDRESS=anonymous at common-lisp.net:/project/ecl/cvsroot
export ADDRESS

but since the variable is only used in the same shell, there
is no need to export it (in fact, exportin it just means
namespace pollution).

BTW: I use:

cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous:anonymous at common-lisp.net:/project/ecl/cvsroot  co ecl

but since this does not fit into normal 80 character limit splitting
this into two parts (setting variable and using it) is reasonable.

                              Waldek Hebisch
hebisch at math.uni.wroc.pl 

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