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Re: Problems when RANDOM without $ is used as an array index


From: Stephane CHAZELAS
Subject: Re: Problems when RANDOM without $ is used as an array index
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:53:31 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: slrn/pre1.0.0-16 (Linux)

2010-01-11, 15:59(-05), Chet Ramey:
[...]
> Think of it as
>
> x = $(( RANDOM%6+1 + RANDOM%6+1 ))
> y = dice[x]
> dice[RANDOM%6+1 + RANDOM%6+1] = y + 1
> return y
[...]

I would still consider that a bug.

I don't think anyone would expect x to be incremented by 2 in a[++x]++
and it doesn't in any other language I know (except AT&T ksh and
zsh (under some circumstances)).

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St├ęphane


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