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Re: local variable escapes into trap

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: local variable escapes into trap
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 11:35:56 -0500
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On 12/29/09 4:19 AM, Akim Demaille wrote:
> Hi!
> On the following script, the local variable $name of bar() hides the
> global $name when entering the trap.  I have observed that with several
> versions of Bash, including
>> GNU bash, version 4.0.33(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu)

I believe that bash is correct.  When the `exit' builtin is invoked, and
the trap is executed, the shell is still executing in the function's
context.  There was no `return', and running exit or a trap does not
implicitly call it.

> FWIW, Zsh and Dash behave as I expected.

FWIW, ksh93 behaves like bash.

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