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Re: Minor mistake in Bash manual


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Minor mistake in Bash manual
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:31:05 -0400
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On 3/12/19 4:26 PM, Todd Lehman wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Mar 2019, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> On 3/11/19 4:55 PM, Todd Lehman wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> In the version dated 2019-Jan-07, I noticed the following mistake in the
>>> GNU Bash manual:
>>>
>>> | Associative arrays are created using
>>> | declare -A name.
>>>
>>> The period (".") after "name" should not be there.
>>
>> Is this the man page or the texinfo manual? And where are you getting it,
>> since the versions in the bash-5.0 distribution are dated 7 December 2018?
> 
> Ah!  Sorry, sorry, sorry.  Forgot to include the URL in my original mail.
> It appears here:
> 
>    https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.html#Arrays
> 
> in the fourth verbatim text block.  I'm assuming that's the latest &
> greatest documentation, yes?  It's dated 7 December 2018.

Thanks. This was fixed in the devel branch around a month ago.

Chet
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