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Re: bug adding K,V pairs to existing hash with HASH+=([K]=V)


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bug adding K,V pairs to existing hash with HASH+=([K]=V)
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:59:25 -0500
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On 2/16/16 2:06 AM, Dan Douglas wrote:
> Ah so `arr+=([a]=x [b]=y)` will no longer be the same as `arr+=([a]+=x
> [b]+=y)`? I never liked that for associative arrays because the only
> workaround was to do multiple arr[key]= assignments to update or add
> more than one element at a time.
> 
> My thinking was that this is due to bash's unique auto-incrementing of
> indexed array keys. 

A simple bug, nothing more.

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