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Re: Final backslash<newline> causes array assignment mis-parse in previo

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Final backslash<newline> causes array assignment mis-parse in previous eval
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:06:07 -0400
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On 8/25/14, 6:25 PM, address@hidden wrote:
> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>     NOTE: This repeats (approximately) a bug I sent a few minutes ago, but 
> with
>      an invalid From: address.  Most likely my ISP dropped the message as 
> spam,
>      but if not, please accept my appoligies for the dup.
>       \<newline> is supposed to be effectively ignored, but if it appears at 
> the 
>     end of the script then parse errors sometimes occur with previous 
> statements.
>     In particular eval "array=(values...)" is mis-parsed if a subsequent 
> statement
>     ends with <backslash><newline> and there is nothing further in the script.

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in the next release of bash.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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