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Re: dot in variable name

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: dot in variable name
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 13:02:30 -0400
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On 5/14/20 12:03 PM, Eric Peterson via wrote:
> I remember reading about variable names containing dots (i.e.  tax.amount).  
> Some sort of namespace of variables. 

Bash has never allowed dots in variable names. ksh93 introduced dots as a
kind of namespace delimiter.

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