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Sites with the Theme Developer module sometimes report a fatal error Fatal error: Cannot unset string offsets in ...\sites\all\modules\devel_themer\devel_themer.module. (See #1226450: Fatal error: Cannot unset string offsets in ...\sites\all\modules\devel_themer\devel_themer.module on line 293 for more details.) In a comment, it appears the problem is in CTools.
Fatal error: Cannot unset string offsets in ...\sites\all\modules\devel_themer\devel_themer.module
Attached is a (lightly tested) patch which updates the parameters throughout the CTools project.
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actually it got missed because it was never marked needs review. the patch probably still deserves review.
Part of the patch didn't apply, but that had already been fixed; the rest of it still had not been fixed, so I applied that and pushed it.
Because of this patch, ctools_plugin_example/ctools_plugin_example.module contains a syntax error. A ) is missing.
This was fixed a long time ago in #1923242: Syntax error in ctools_plugin_example.
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