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Re: bash-3.1.1 parses arrays slightly incorrectly

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash-3.1.1 parses arrays slightly incorrectly
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 17:45:41 -0500
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Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Saturday 24 December 2005 13:27, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 09:24:06AM -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
>>>> Bash-Release: 3.1
>>>> Patch-ID: bash31-001
>>>> Bug-Description:
>>>> There are parsing problems with compound assignments in several
>>>> contexts, including as arguments to builtins like `local', `eval', and
>>>> `let', and as multiple assignments in a single command.
>>> still seems to be a slight regression here with arrays ...
>> Try this:
> maybe ... it fixed the setting of the array yes, but now i'm not sure if the 
> behavior i'm seeing is a regression or a bugfix ... here is a slightly 
> expanded test case from before:

It's a bug fix.  I'm sure it's the result of work to prevent builtins
like `local' and `declare' from double-expanding their arguments when
assigning to an array using the compound assignment syntax.

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