[pacman-dev] [PATCHES] Refreshed PKGBUILDs

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon May 19 07:46:21 EDT 2008

2008/5/18 Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at frugalware.org>:
> On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 09:54:14PM +0200, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So maybe instead of :
>>    cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
>> we could use :
>>    cd ${srcdir}/$pkgname-$pkgver
>> ?
> that would be totally illogical. the point of using ${foo} instead of
> $foo is that in some cases you really need ${foo}:
> source=($pkgname_$pkgver) won't work, but source=(${pkgname}_$pkgver)
> will. (just an example but probably you got the point). because of this,
> some projects (like gentoo) force the usage of ${foo} everywhere.
> this is not related to spaces, to deal with them, you always need
> quotes.

I already said it was stupid, but it is also illogical if you like :)
I was just confused. And the fact that it worked with zsh, which is my
primary shell, confused me even more.
After Travis answer, I remembered it was probably just for separating
the variable names. But thanks for confirming this is indeed the main

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