My bash searches left to right. It would be really odd (and would break things) if it did it the other way (as it did here).
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 2.05b.0(1)-release (i386-portbld-freebsd4.8)
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
$ uname -a
FreeBSD XXXXX 4.10-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE #0: Wed Jun 23 03:28:0
+1 EST 2004 root@XXXXX:/usr/src/sys/compile/LILLY i386
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