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

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Is bash dying or dead (was Re: 4.1 is "$((( ))) an 'official operator, if $(( )) isn't?
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:42:13 -0400
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On 8/10/11 10:59 PM, Clark J. Wang wrote:

>> 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.

Keep in mind that bash-2.05b was released over nine years ago.  Things
change in nine years.

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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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