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Re: $* and $@ broken on some (64 bit?) platforms in bash 3.1

From: Harald Koenig
Subject: Re: $* and $@ broken on some (64 bit?) platforms in bash 3.1
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 11:47:58 +0200
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Hi Chet,

thanks for your answer!

On Mar 26, Chet Ramey wrote:

> Harald Koenig wrote:
> > I've tried both bash 3.1 patch level 5 and 14 on Mac OS X, no difference.
> I can't reproduce this on any platform, and Mac OS X is my primary
> development environment.

hmm, strange.

I digged a bit deeper into my build logs and realized: 

- that it's not a 32 vs. 64 bti issue (HP-UX 11.00 is ok (build with gcc), 
11.11 and 11.22 break (using cc, gcc gives va_args errors)).
AIX 4.3 with gcc (32 bit) is broken too.

- the easiest test for _this_ problem is

        ./bash -c 'set -- a b c ; echo $*'

- the bash test suite ("make tests") show _many_ more errors for DEC alpha, 
HP-UX 11.11 and 11.22 and Mac OS X, but not for AIX 4.3

I've attached the output of "make tests" for those platforms (plus the "good"
output for bash 3.0.pl16 on alpha), maybe this can give you any hint which 
change from 3.0.16 to 3.1 might cause our problems, or maybe you can at least
give me some pointers where to start debugging...

for Mac OS X I've included the full build log for reference, maybe you notice
any significant difference to your setup ?!

        vemac1 koenig > uname -a
        Darwin vemac1 8.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.3.0: Mon Oct  3 20:04:04 
PDT 2005; root:xnu-792.6.22.obj~2/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc

        vemac1 koenig > gcc -v
        Reading specs from /usr/libexec/gcc/darwin/ppc/3.3/specs
        Thread model: posix
        gcc version 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1809)

thanks for any help or hint,

Harald Koenig
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