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Re: declare a="$b" if $a previously set as array

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: declare a="$b" if $a previously set as array
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:21:22 -0500
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On 12/8/14 6:29 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:

>> Also, it's *not* the way it's supposed to operate. Arrays are not POSIX, how
>> can this be the way it's "supposed" to operate? Where do you get that from?
> ----
>     Of the shells you mention, which implemented arrays first?

ksh did.  It certainly had them by 1986, I don't remember whether ksh-83
had them as well.

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