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Re: limitations of $(( )) ?

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: limitations of $(( )) ?
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 16:29:58 -0800
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On Friday 31 December 2004 03:20 pm, Eric Blake wrote:
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> The autoconf manual mentions nothing about the limitations of $(( ))
> arithmetic expansion, other than the fact that $( ) command substition can
> be confused with it when using subshells.  POSIX requires arithmetic
> expansion, but not all historical shells had it.  I think it should be
> mentioned in the shell substitutions section (10.5) of the manual, since
> ash (the current default cygwin /bin/sh) has an unusual behavior, and
> since Solaris 8 /bin/sh rejects it.  I encountered this when investigating
> failures of shell scripts generated as part of the autogen package.

Or the test that was still using it.  Thank you  :-)
I've now removed it from the enumeration option test.

Cheers - Bruce

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