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sr #107871: associative array assignment is more constrained when using () construct, than when using direct [] assignment

Submitted by:  Michal Soltys <msoltyspl>
Submitted on:  Mon 14 Nov 2011 04:06:08 PM UTC  
 
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Mon 14 Nov 2011 04:06:08 PM UTC, original submission:

For example:

declare -A foo
foo['ab]']=bar

will work perfectly fine, but:

foo=( ['ab]']=bar )

will end with following error:

-bash: [ab]]=bar: bad array subscript

Michal Soltys <msoltyspl>

 

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