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Re: Segfault on compound assignment to a variable whose name is set in t


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Segfault on compound assignment to a variable whose name is set in the environment of a declaration builtin.
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 22:17:21 -0400
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On 5/18/12 2:08 PM, Dan Douglas wrote:
> Hi Chet, segfault occurs during array assignment if an attempt is made to 
> modify a
> variable of the same name from the environment. It appears to only occur in 
> the global scope.
> I imagine the expected result should be either an error, or to evaluate in a 
> mannar similar to
> `x=1 let "x[x++]=x"', for example.

Thanks for the report.  It only happens in an arithmetic expression
context.

> Thanks again. (not overly anxious for a fix.)

OK, it will be fixed in the next release.

Chet
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