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Re: [vox-tech] ksh question

Sorry Jeff, You weren't talking to yourself, I wasn't around this weekend

To continue your example:

$ var=value
$ ref=var
$ echo ${!ref}
$ var=newvalue
echo ${!ref}

I don't have bash at work so I can't determine what the output is of the
above.  I'm running ksh on an HP, and the ${!ref} doesn't work


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Newmiller" <jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>
To: "vox-tech" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] ksh question

> Sorry to carry on a conversation with myself, but I said...
> On Sat, 26 Jan 2002, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> [...]
> > In bash, you can do:
> >
> >   $ var=value
> >   $ ref=var
> >   $ echo ${!ref}
> >   value
> >
> > but unfortunately, you cannot do
> >
> >   $ ${!ref}=anothervalue
> and after experimenting further, I find that the effect can be obtained
> with:
>   $ eval $ref=other
>   $ echo $var
>   other
> This is still more like a pointer in C than a reference in C++.
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