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Re: gA: declare and assign vs. declare then assign

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: gA: declare and assign vs. declare then assign
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:16:49 -0500
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On 1/15/14, 10:04 PM, Carlos Pita wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 45
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>   When declaring a global associative array inside a function and
>   assigning a value to it at the same time, then the array is not
>   globally visible. This doesn't happen if I declare the array first and
>   then do the assignment. That is:
>   Buggy?:
>     function f {
>       declare -gA a=([a]=2 [b]=4)
>     }

This is a bug in bash-4.2 that is fixed in bash-4.3. It looks like it was
fixed back in November, 2012.

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