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Re: PATCH: [[ -v varname ]]

On 2016-09-15 00:01:50 +0200, Oliver Kiddle wrote:
> One thing it also includes is the bash/ksh [[ -v ... ]] condition for
> checking if a particular variable is set. Zsh has the ${+varname} syntax
> which provides the same functionality in a different form. The following
> patch adds the ksh form for compatibility.
> The code for ${+...} is mixed in with the rest of the parameter
> substitution code so I couldn't easily reuse it. There may be subtle
> differences as a result. In particular it returns false for a string
> slice. That's arguably not a variable and would raise the question
> of string slices on an array slice.
> There's also subtle differences relative to bash/ksh. local/typeset
> in bash/ksh leave the variable undefined until it is given a value
> rather than making it an empty scalar. And bash doesn't seem to handle
> the positional parameters.

Shouldn't there be 3 states?
* not declared / not set
* declared but not set
* set

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