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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: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:09:50 -0500
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On 12/16/14 7:30 AM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:

>>  * This solves the problem without breaking backwards compatibility and 
>> allows
>>    declare -p output to continue to function.
> [...]
> Well, if "declare -p" continues to function which is not what I
> understand your proposal to do, then:

You don't have to assume that declare -p will continue to quote the
rhs of the assignment statement when printing array values.

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