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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 16:06:55 -0500
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On 12/10/14 5:43 AM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:

> It's ironic that local scoping is now implemented in virtually
> all POSIX shells but not specified by POSIX.

It almost was, once.  It's one of my great regrets that I got rid of
my paper copy of Posix 1003.2 draft 9, which specified `local'.

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