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Re: Arithmetic evaluation of negative numbers with base prefix


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Arithmetic evaluation of negative numbers with base prefix
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:51:06 -0400
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On 6/18/19 12:13 PM, Ilkka Virta wrote:
> On 18.6. 18:20, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 10:27:48AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
>>> $ ksh93 -c 'echo ${.sh.version}'
>>> Version ABIJM 93v- 2014-09-29
>>> $ ksh93 -c 'echo $(( 10# ))'
>>> ksh93:  10# : arithmetic syntax error
>>
>> I guess most Linux distributions are not shipping the 2014 version of
>> ksh93 yet...?
> 
> Yeah, I had the one from Debian. I'm not even sure what the current version
> of ksh is.

It's unclear. When Korn (and Fowler) left at&t, and at&t closed down the
ast software repository and it moved to github, the development status
got murky. There are people committing to that repository, but I don't
believe Korn is involved.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/



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