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Re: Assignment of associative arrays through braces


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Assignment of associative arrays through braces
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:20:35 -0400
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On 8/19/18 10:27 AM, konsolebox wrote:

>> This proposal simply requests an intuitively equivalent simple
>> assignment syntax for associative arrays just like a='...' and
>> a=(...), with same behavior for scoping.
>>
>> Maybe we can add another option like -G to have similar effect but
>> that's a little different already.  Just allowing a={} would make it
>> simpler for every scripter.
> 
> By the way, is this rejected?

No, it will not make it into bash-5.0 so I haven't looked at it further.
It is on the list for a future release.


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