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Parser Reference: Array (@) Token

Expand values as an array

Description

The array token is used to tell murex to expand the string as multiple parameters (an array) rather than as a single parameter string.

Examples

» set: example="foo\nbar"

» out: $example
foo
bar

» out: @example
foo bar

In this example the second command is passing foo\nbar (\n escaped as a new line) to out. The third command is passing an array of two values: foo and bar.

The string and array tokens also works for subshells

» out: ${ ja: [Mon..Fri] }
["Mon","Tue","Wed","Thu","Fri"]

» out: @{ ja: [Mon..Fri] }
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Detail

Since arrays are expanded over multiple parameters, you cannot expand an array inside quoted strings like you can with a string variable:

» out: "foo ${ ja: [1..5] } bar"
foo ["1","2","3","4","5"] bar

» out: "foo @{ ja: [1..5] } bar"
foo  1 2 3 4 5  bar

» (${ ja: [1..5] })
["1","2","3","4","5"]   

» (@{ ja: [1..5] })
@{ ja: [1..5] } 

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