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[O] ob-shell: using a table variable with bash

From: George Kettleborough (EI)
Subject: [O] ob-shell: using a table variable with bash
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:40:54 +0000
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I recently updated my org-mode from version 7 (I think) to the latest. The behaviour of using a table as a variable in a shell code source block has changed. I use to use it like this:

#+BEGIN_SRC sh :results output :var table=synteny-names :separator ,
  while read col1 col2; do
      # do stuff
  done <<EOF

This just stopped working with the new version and I could not figure out why for a long time. But I looked in the new ob-shell.el code and figured out that when the shell is bash it now makes an associative array if the variable is a table. I couldn't seem to find this documented anywhere.

This new behaviour seems like it would be useful in a lot of cases, but in my case, the tables are not key-value pairs, they are merely things I want to iterate over. I wonder if simply checking to see if :separator is set and using the old behaviour if so would be better? This would seem to be a fine fix which maintains backwards compatibility unless there is a reason to set :separator but still expect the new behaviour.



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