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Re: [Help-bash] Can `declare -i` increase the performance of integer ari
Re: [Help-bash] Can `declare -i` increase the performance of integer arithmetic?
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:28:52 -0500
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On 1/22/18 8:48 AM, Peng Yu wrote:
>> No, it's not meant to improve performance.
> Then, what is the purpose of `declare -i`?
The purpose is as documented.
For assignment statements:
"If the variable has its integer attribute set, then value
is evaluated as an arithmetic expression even if the $((...)) expansion
is not used (see Arithmetic Expansion below)."
This has implications for how += is treated when applied to a variable
with the integer attribute set.
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