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Re: Stumped on a question of scoping and unset.

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Stumped on a question of scoping and unset.
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 08:18:00 -0400
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On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 05:15:28PM -0400, Steven W. Orr wrote:
> In addition, I wrote (what I thought was pretty clever) a function 
> called glob_array:

> glob_array()
> {
 [[ snip ]]
>     while (( $# ))
>     do
>         arrayname=$1
>         pattern="$2"
>         aval=( $pattern )

Looks like what it's trying to do is:

  glob_array arrayname '*.txt'   # equivalent to arrayname=(*.txt)

Right?  (I mean, we have to guess, because you didn't tell us what it's
trying to do.)  So why not simply do:


and be done with it?  Then you wouldn've have wasted hours and hours
on this nightmarish contraption from hell.

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