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Re: Array not defined when being set inline

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Array not defined when being set inline
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:35:26 -0400
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On 10/10/17 9:06 AM, Dan Douglas wrote:

> Bash parses the array assignment as though it were valid while reading
> words, assignments, and redirects of the command. 

Because at the time the parser reads the assignment, it has to assume
that it's a candidate for compound assignment.  It's only when it
reads a non-assignment word that it becomes a temporary assignment
preceding a simple command.

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