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Re: Print non-readonly variables with declare +r -p

From: Dan Douglas
Subject: Re: Print non-readonly variables with declare +r -p
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:10:02 -0600
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On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:57:21 AM Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 12/13/11 3:13 PM, Dan Douglas wrote:
> > I imagine this is ok because Bash's declare -p is intended to be human-
> > readable only, whereas Ksh guarantees -p produces output in a format
> > reusable as input.
> Bash's `declare -p' output is intended to be reusable as input, though the
> documentation doesn't make that explicit.

Ah. I had assumed the single quotes added around array compound asssignment 
broke this (intentionally?), but now I see it's valid. I expected declare -a 
y='([0]="a" [1]="b c" [2]="d")' to set the first element of y to that entire 

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