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Re: local -r issue in conjunction with trap

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: local -r issue in conjunction with trap
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2022 17:40:28 -0400
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On 7/15/22 7:06 PM, Koichi Murase wrote:
2022年7月16日(土) 7:28 Lawrence Velázquez <vq@larryv.me>:
You can't shadow a readonly variable:


We can shadow local readonly variables. What we cannot are global
readonly variables.

It seems to me a bug.

It's not a bug. Bash-2.04 introduced behavior to disallow local variables
with the same name as readonly variables in a previous scope (whether a
local scope or not). I got requests to relax it, and the result is the
current behavior of restricting it to shadowing readonly variables at the
global scope.

There are discussions about this going back at least 10-15 years. I got
bored and stopped looking after one from 2011:


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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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