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Re: case matching to element in array?

Peter Stephenson wrote:
> Phil Pennock wrote:
> > What am I missing in the following example?
> > 
> > 		(${(j:|:)fred_list})
> Change this to
>                 (${~${(j:|:)fred_list}})
> to activate the `|'s.  The extra level of substitution seems to be
> necessary to avoid the `|' in the (j:|:) having an effect too soon.

I worked out why I got confused before:  the canonical form is


and I was putting the ~ before the (j:|:), which is why it wasn't

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