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Re: nameref pointing to array element

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: nameref pointing to array element
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 17:00:48 -0400
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On 4/22/20 6:05 PM, Daniel Molina wrote:
> Hello,
> Is the following an intended behavior? Undefined? A bug?
> $ a[1]=2; declare -n ref=a[1]; echo $ref $((ref))
> 2 0

Thanks for the report. It looks like a bug, even though the rules for
evaluating strings in the expression evaluator are slightly different
from the ones for nameref resolution.

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