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Re: Minor bug declaring arrays of integers: dcl -ai=>broken, dcl -ia=>ok


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Minor bug declaring arrays of integers: dcl -ai=>broken, dcl -ia=>ok
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 22:06:34 -0400
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On 7/22/13 9:07 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:

> The issue is whether or not attributes that determine how the assignment
> should be treated (-a/-A) or how the variable should be created (-g) are
> handled specially and affect how the value is expanded.  The question
> is why -i should be omitted from that list.
> 
> There is a fairly powerful argument for backwards compatibility here:
> Dan's suggestion of a workaround by quoting the rhs of the assignment
> statement is a good one.

I'm leaving things as they are for the time being.

Chet
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