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Re: "Bad substitution error" is not "well" reported, when invoking and a


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "Bad substitution error" is not "well" reported, when invoking and array.
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:13:01 -0500
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Andres Sajo wrote:

Bash Version: 3.2
Patch Level: 25
Release Status: release

Description:
        "Bad substitution error" is not "well" reported, when invoking
and array:
        VAR='([0]=first [1]=second)'
        ${VAR[0] } works, but ${ VAR[0]} dosen't


Bash correctly flags the latter as an error, and allows the former as
an extension for flexibility.

Chet


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