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Re: Requesting an alternate nameref feature

From: Rene Herman
Subject: Re: Requesting an alternate nameref feature
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:47:37 +0100
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On 12/12/2012 07:04 PM, Dan Douglas wrote:

While the current nameref implementation is tremendously valuable in
writing functions that manipulate non-local arrays, it does very
little else that couldn't already be done with Bash's indirect
parameter expansion, or to solve the encapsulation problem.

"Oh, you tease" ...

That is, mind a bash-newbie question as to what this "bash+" is? And specifically, is this nameref implementation that you speak of something that's in the pipeline for "regular bash"? Because, yes, when investigating a recent question of mine as to the status of multi-dimensional arrays, I ran into the fact that indirect parameter expansion would solve most of my needs -- if only it would behave with arrays. "typeset -n" doesn't exist for my bash-4.2.39...

Kind regards,

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