Re: Variables not passed out of WHILE

In article <7b0pc4-ov1.ln1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Chris F.A. Johnson <cfajohnson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2007-03-15, Kenny McCormack wrote:

P.S. This, incidentally, is a good example (and there are many others)
of why using shell as a general purpose programming language (as opposed
to merely using shell as a "host" for a real language like
AWK/perl/whatever) is a bad idea.

On the contrary, it is a good example of why you need to know the
language you are using. The shell is an excellent general-purpose
programming language (but, perhaps, not an all-purpose programming

I fully expected you to say that. But I think it is wrong.