"source" vs "."

Angel Tsankov fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Fri Jan 23 22:43:47 PST 2009


Gerard Beekmans wrote:
>> "source" or ".": which one do you prefer and why?
>
> This is purely a personal preference and a matter of taste. It's not
> based on one being more technically correct over another.
>
In another reply, Nico R. points out that '.' (dot) is in POSIX.1 and I 
guess 'source' is probably not.  Furthermore, Nico R. gives an example of a 
shell -- dash -- which does not support 'source'.

If 'source' really is a non-standard extension, then this solely should make 
it less perferrable to '.'

--Angel 




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