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declare/typeset can't set array to variable name


From: Tim Burnham
Subject: declare/typeset can't set array to variable name
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 21:27:17 -0500

Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: x86_64
OS: darwin17.0.0
Compiler: clang
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64'
-DCONF_OSTYPE='darwin17.0.0'
-DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-apple-darwin17.0.0' -DCONF_VENDOR='apple'
-DLOCALEDIR='/usr/local/Cellar/bash/4.4.12/share/locale'
-DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DMACOSX   -I.  -I.
-I./include -I./lib -I./lib/intl
-I/private/tmp/bash-20170916-80428-1663r/bash-4.4/lib/intl
-DSSH_SOURCE_BASHRC -Wno-parentheses -Wno-format-security
uname output: Darwin TimBookPro.local 17.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version
17.3.0: Thu Nov  9 18:09:22 PST 2017;
root:xnu-4570.31.3~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Machine Type: x86_64-apple-darwin17.0.0

Bash Version: 4.4
Patch Level: 12
Release Status: release

Description:
Declare/typeset throws error when trying to create a new array to a
name held in a variable.

Repeat-By:
address@hidden:~/ declare var1=( This works )
address@hidden:~/ var2=var3
address@hidden:~/ declare ${var2}="And this works"
address@hidden:~/ declare ${var2}=( This breaks )
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
address@hidden:~/ declare -a ${var2}=( array flag doesnt matter )
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('



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