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

Submitter:  Michal Soltys <msoltyspl>
Submitted:  Mon 14 Nov 2011 04:06:08 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Wed 25 Mar 2015 03:05:28 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed, close.

dualbus@yaqui:~$ declare -A foo
dualbus@yaqui:~$ foo=(['ab]']=bar )
dualbus@yaqui:~$ declare -p foo
declare -A foo='(["ab]"]="bar" )'

Eduardo Bustamante <dualbus>
Mon 14 Nov 2011 04:06:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

For example:

declare -A foo

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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