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sr #110821: declare -p not functioning as expected with functions

Submitter:  Martin Anantharaman <manantharaman>
Submitted:  Sat 21 Jan 2023 06:14:19 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Invalid
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
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Tue 24 Jan 2023 09:03:21 PM UTC, comment #1: 

`declare' deals with variables unless told to treat its arguments as function names using `-f'.

The `-F' option is for use by the debugger, and prints the function name and attributes. If you enable extdebug, it prints the source file name and line number, too.

Everything is working as intended.

Chet Ramey <chet>
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Sat 21 Jan 2023 06:14:19 AM UTC, original submission:  

Using type and declare to detect type of definitions (including functionsI found this:
[martin@MartinsAspire ~]$ function f { echo this is function f; }
[martin@MartinsAspire ~]$ type f
f ist eine Funktion.
f ()
    echo this is function f
[martin@MartinsAspire ~]$ type -t f
[martin@MartinsAspire ~]$ declare -p f
bash: declare: f: Nicht gefunden.
[martin@MartinsAspire ~]$ declare -pf f
f ()
    echo this is function f
[martin@MartinsAspire ~]$ declare -pF f
declare -f f
[martin@MartinsAspire ~]$

... where the unexpected behaviour is in bold. In the case of "declare -p f" I'd say this is wrong, and in case of "declare -pF f" questionable (what's it supposed to convey, how can it be used?).

Martin Anantharaman <manantharaman>


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