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Re: variable name and its' value are the same characters causes recursio


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: variable name and its' value are the same characters causes recursion error
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 16:54:04 -0500

> 
> For example:
> 
> unset a; declare a="a"; [[ a -lt 3 ]]; echo $?
> bash: [[: a: expression recursion level exceeded (error token is "a")
> 1
> 
> Shouldn't the return code from this expression be 2, rather than 1?

What does it matter?  Failure is failure.

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