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Re: zsh style associative array assignment bug

From: Eric Cook
Subject: Re: zsh style associative array assignment bug
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:40:31 -0400
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On 3/29/21 5:18 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
If you look at

a=( k1 v1 k2 v2 k3 v3)

as more or less syntactic sugar for

a=( [k1]=v1 [k2]=v2 [k3]=v3 )

it's reasonable that

a=( k1 v1 k2 )

is equivalent to

a=( [k1]=v1 [k2]= ). And that's what bash does.

Its just when populating that array dynamically with another array
if that second array didn't contain `v1' hypothetically, the array gets shifted 

a=( [k1]=k2 [v2]=k3 [v3]= )
which i would imagine to be unexpected for the author of the code and would 
it error out instead of chugging along.

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