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Re: creating associative arrays

"Akos Szalkai" wrote:
> I am trying to fill an associative array from a file.  If the name of
> the file is fixed, e.g. array.txt then the following works:
> : ${(AA)dict::=$(<array.txt)}
> However, if the filename is given in a parameter then the command:
> : ${(AA)dict::=$(<${filename})}
> gives the error
> zsh: bad set of key/value pairs for associative array.

There's not much that can go wrong there, if filename is set to array.txt
and that contains an even number of words.  Are you sure it is and does?
Sorry, I don't think this is very helpful...

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Science Park, Milton Road,
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