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Re: [patch #7818] Loop breaks when trying to write to a readonly variabl

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [patch #7818] Loop breaks when trying to write to a readonly variable
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:28:26 -0400
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On 7/13/12 11:17 AM, Daniel Amthor wrote:
> Chet,
> 2012/7/13 Chet Ramey <address@hidden <mailto:address@hidden>>
>     On 7/13/12 8:53 AM, Daniel Amthor wrote:
>     Yeah, that's an assignment error.  Posix says a non-interactive shell
>     should exit in that case and that an interactive shell should write an
>     error message without exiting.  Bash doesn't exit the shell, but it does
>     cause the current command to fail.
> So...works as designed ?

Yes.  I think aborting the shell script is a little drastic, but bash does
it in Posix mode.


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