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Re: declare -ia does not enfore integer type on initialisation


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: declare -ia does not enfore integer type on initialisation
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:02:47 -0500
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On 2/5/14 5:25 PM, Peggy Russell wrote:
>>> Description:
>>> declare -ia not enforced if variable is initiated using =
>>
>> Correct; bash applies the integer attribute after the variable assignment.
>> It has been this way since arrays were introduced (well, at least as far
>> back as bash-3.2; that's when I stopped looking).
> 
> Perhaps documenting the behavior would be helpful. Maybe the last sentence
> to the declare help could say, "Attributes added with -a or -A do not take
> effect until subsequent assignments."

Thanks, good idea.


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