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Re: readonly variables

From: Dave Rutherford
Subject: Re: readonly variables
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 11:24:13 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Chet Ramey wrote:

> > Description:
> >     removing the "readonly" flag of a variable does not work!
> It's disallowed.  Once made readonly, a variable may not be changed or
> unset.

That much makes sense.  But then, what purpose does the `-n'
argument to `readonly' have?  The help says:

    An argument of `-n' says to remove the readonly property
    from subsequent NAMEs.

If this never works, it shouldn't be described as though it did.


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