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sr #109948: Feature Request: Add KSH styled namespace support

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Submitted on:  Thu 29 Aug 2019 04:47:00 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  None
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Thu 29 Aug 2019 04:47:00 PM UTC, original submission:  

One of the big issues with writing complex tools in bash is the lack of namespace support, which often leads to variable or function collisions. To avoid this, I'd like Bash to gain something like KSH's namespace support, which allows all identifiers inside the namespace when called externally to use the namespace syntax like so:

# defining our namespace
namespace sub {

# setting the DIR var in our own script

# reading that dir variable

Note that these are isolated this way to avoid the parent namespace from clobbering the child or vice-versa



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