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Invalid array subscript (single backslash) causes assertion failure

From: Ian Robertson
Subject: Invalid array subscript (single backslash) causes assertion failure
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 00:10:13 -0700
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Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: i486
OS: linux-gnu
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS: -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i486' -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i486-pc-linux-gnu' -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib -g -O2 -Wall uname output: Linux redacted 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu

Bash Version: 3.2
Patch Level: 25
Release Status: release

        Bash prints the following lines and dumps core:

        malloc: ../bash/arrayfunc.c:616: assertion botched
        free: start and end chunk sizes differ
        last command: ${foo[\]}
        Aborting...Aborted (core dumped)

        Enter the following line in interactive mode:


        Obviously not a valid construct, but nevertheless shouldn't crash.

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