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0001514 [1003.1(2016/18)/Issue7+TC2] Base Definitions and Headers Objection Error 2021-08-20 09:46 2021-08-20 09:48
Reporter geoffclare View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution Open  
Status New  
Name Geoff Clare
Organization The Open Group
User Reference
Section 3.283 Positional Parameter
Page Number 79
Line Number 2267
Interp Status ---
Final Accepted Text
Summary 0001514: More "positional parameter" problems
Description Bug 0001491 identified a problem with XCU 2.5.1 Positional Parameters. Searching the standard for other uses of "positional parameter" turned up three more problems:

1. The definition of positional parameter in XBD 3.283 needs to change in line with the change to XCU 2.5.1.

2. There is some text in the shell introduction in XCU that refers to "the positional parameter numbered 0".

3. The m4 rationale uses "positional parameter" when, for consistency with the normative text that it refers to, it should say "argument".
Desired Action On page 79 line 2267 section 3.283 Positional Parameter, change:
In the shell command language, a parameter denoted by a single digit or one or more digits in curly braces.
to:
In the shell command language, a parameter denoted by a decimal representation of a positive integer.


Cross-volume changes to XCU ...

On page 2345 line 74687 section 2.1 Shell Introduction, change:
as the positional parameter numbered 0
to:
as special parameter 0

On page 2940 line 97373 section m4, change:
the eleventh positional parameter
to:
the eleventh argument

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Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-08-20 09:46 geoffclare New Issue
2021-08-20 09:46 geoffclare Name => Geoff Clare
2021-08-20 09:46 geoffclare Organization => The Open Group
2021-08-20 09:46 geoffclare Section => 3.283 Positional Parameter
2021-08-20 09:46 geoffclare Page Number => 79
2021-08-20 09:46 geoffclare Line Number => 2267
2021-08-20 09:46 geoffclare Interp Status => ---
2021-08-20 09:48 geoffclare Relationship added related to 0001491


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