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Re: unset does not act as expected on namerefs

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: unset does not act as expected on namerefs
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2015 12:47:20 -0400
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On 6/2/15 11:37 AM, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> Ksh's nameref is completely different.  With one of ksh's two different
> kinds of functions, you actually CAN use ksh nameref to pass a value
> back to the caller without variable name collisions.

In my opinion, the most interesting thing about ksh93's namerefs is that
they change ksh to allow dynamic scoping and give funtions access to a
calling function's local variables.  ksh93 doesn't normally allow that,
and David Korn was very vocal about the superiority of ksh93's static

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