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Re: Is bash dying or dead (was Re: 4.1 is "$((( ))) an 'official operato

From: Clark J. Wang
Subject: Re: Is bash dying or dead (was Re: 4.1 is "$((( ))) an 'official operator, if $(( )) isn't?
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:59:40 +0800

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 5:59 AM, Linda Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:

> Bash is becoming very unstable -- programs that work in 3.1 won't
> necessarily work in 3.2, those in 3.2 aren't compat with 4.0, 4.0 is
> different than 4.1, and now 4.2 is different than 4.1.
> How can people write stable scripts in an enironment of constant change?
>  This is creating the exact opposite of what POSIX is supposed to help!

I found the similar problem. Bash has changed a lot since 2.05b which is the
1st version of bash I've used. That's fine for everyday interactive use but
introduces some incompatibility for scripts.

I'm now learning ksh and see if it's better for scripting purpose. Any

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