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Re: status on $[arith] for eval arith vsl $((arith))??

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: status on $[arith] for eval arith vsl $((arith))??
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 15:30:45 -0400
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On 4/8/12 3:02 PM, Maarten Billemont wrote:

> Any particular reason for not removing old undocumented functionality, or is 
> that mostly the nature of this beast - dragging along and maintaining ancient 
> code for the sake of compatibility?=

Because, as Linda discovered, there is still working code out there using
it.  Maybe we'll get to a point where it's all gone, but we're not there
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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