(Note that setting this option has a couple of other implications you should be aware of - see other items on this page.)
*behave almost identically, except for one subtle difference you should be aware of. It arises when the subscripts are used within double quotes:
$meat[@] will return
"$meat" "$meat" ... "$meat[n]"
$meat[*] will return
"$meat $meat ... $meat[n]"
KSH_ARRAYSoption is set, subscripts MUST be included with the array name inside of curly braces.
$on the left hand side of the assignment.