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Re: Arithmetic expressions and parameters with newlines breaks


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Arithmetic expressions and parameters with newlines breaks
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 18:31:19 +0200
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Jan Schampera <address@hidden> writes:

> Description:
>         Parameters inside arithmetic contexts like $(()) and (()) break
>         the expression parsing when they contain a newline
>
> Repeat-By:
>         $ foo="12
>         > 34"
>
>         $ echo $((foo))
>         bash: 12
>         34: syntax error in expression (error token is "34")

Why do you think this is a bug?  Two numbers separated by whitespace
cannot form a valid expression.

Andreas.

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