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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: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:16:41 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: slrn/pre1.0.0-16 (Linux)

2010-01-11, 17:42(-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.
>
> OK.  But everyone does it the same way.

Except for pdksh, mksh, posh, perl, C.

I think by "everyone", you mean "AT&T ksh" and "zsh" or do you
know any other shell or language that behaves like that?

-- 
St├ęphane


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