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Re: Anonymous array indexing

On Dec 13, 10:05am, Steve Talley wrote:
} Subject: Re: Anonymous array indexing
}     # Find a value for TERMINFO by looking for xterm package
}     delegates=(5.9 5.8.1 5.8 5.7 5.6)
}     terminfo=( $HOME/$^delegates/pkgs/xterm/lib/terminfo(/) )
}     export TERMINFO=$terminfo[1]
}     unset terminfo
} Unfortunately this doesn't work well with your solution, ie.
}     export TERMINFO=${${=:-$HOME/$^delegates/pkgs/xterm/lib/terminfo(/)}[2]}

You've got two problems.  One is that you're trying a file glob, which
isn't going to work in the same shell-word with TERMINFO= (unless you
resort to using `setopt globassign').  Two is that =:- is in the wrong

For the second problem, you'd want

    $HOME/${^${=:-5.9 5.8.1 5.8 5.7 5.6}}/pkgs/xterm/lib/terminfo(/)

You can get around the glob problem by using $(print ...), but I don't
know why avoiding a temp parameter would be important enough to fork a
new process.

    export TERMINFO=${$(print \
    $HOME/${^${=:-5.9 5.8.1 5.8 5.7 5.6}}/pkgs/xterm/lib/terminfo(/))[1]}

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