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Re: param expansion with single-character special vars in the environmen


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: param expansion with single-character special vars in the environment
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 08:49:54 -0400
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On 5/4/16 3:37 PM, Piotr Grzybowski wrote:
> 
> On 4 May 2016, at 17:51, Chet Ramey wrote:
> 
>> The issue I'm thinking about currently is whether or not to allow nameref
>> variables to have numeric (integer) values.  bash-4.3 didn't allow those
>> values to be expanded, but allowed them to be assigned.  It doesn't seem
>> harmful to change the error to assignment time.
> 
> I vote for error at assignment, whats the point of allowing pointless 
> assignment?

No reason, except for minimal backwards compatibility.  I'm leaning towards
that position myself.


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