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Re: Difference between assignment via nameref vs `printf -v`?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Difference between assignment via nameref vs `printf -v`?
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:02:27 -0400
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On 8/31/14, 12:20 AM, lolilolicon wrote:
> Assignment to a subscripted array variable behaves differently for
> nameref vs `printf -v`, as shown below.
> Is subscripted array variable allowed as argument to `declare -p` in bash?
> A quick test seems to suggest it's not -- consistent with the `printf
> -v` behavior.
> Is there a legitimate explanation for this?

It's a bug that results in `arr[0]' being created as a shell variable.
I've attached a patch for people who want to experiment with it.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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