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Re: consistency probs var & function re-use

From: Charles Daffern
Subject: Re: consistency probs var & function re-use
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:16:27 +0100
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>    First problem: If you are assigning a string to a variable,
> you need to put quotes around the string.  That shows that "-p"
> doesn't insert newlines:
>  > x="$'foo\nbar'"
>  > declare -p x
>  declare -- x="\$'foo\\nbar'"

You do not have any newlines in that string, so of course the
demonstration with -p will show no newlines.

>> What are you trying to do? 
> Read var & func defs via a 'read' of 1 line.

In your variable "x" above, you have encoded the string in a format
which contains no raw newlines and which can be "eval"ed to produce the
original contents.
Why don't you encode the function the same way?

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