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Re: RFE: Fix the name collision issues and typing issues with namerefs,


From: tetsujin
Subject: Re: RFE: Fix the name collision issues and typing issues with namerefs, improve various issues for function libraries
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:12:53 -0400


As a bonus you'd be able to lure the uninitiated into asking questions
like "What's upvar?"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Wooledge" <address@hidden>
To:"bug-bash" <address@hidden>
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Sent:Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:18:14 -0400
Subject:Re: RFE: Fix the name collision issues and typing issues with
namerefs, improve various issues for function libraries

 On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:07:31AM -0400, George wrote:
 > ultimately identified in the nameref also comes from the caller)
but the inconsistency there, of "typeset -n" behaving differently
depending on where
 > the name comes from, is very unappealing to me. I'd much rather see
this behavior activated by an explicit argument to declare, like this:
 > declare --caller-scope-nameref result_var=$whatever
 > Or this:
 > declare -n --scope=caller result_var=$whatever

 Or this:
 upvar "$1" myvar

 ~50% joking...




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