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Re: nitpick: a=([9223372036854775807]=1 2 3)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: nitpick: a=([9223372036854775807]=1 2 3)
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:04:53 -0500
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On 12/16/14 5:10 PM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
> bash-4.3$ a=([9223372036854775806]=1 2 3 4)
> bash-4.3$ echo "address@hidden"
> -9223372036854775808 -9223372036854775807 9223372036854775806 
> 9223372036854775807
> That wraps but as signed longs, which means we get negative
> indexes which we can't easily use.

OK.  Array indices are arithmetic expressions.  From the man page:

"Evaluation  is done in fixed-width integers with no check for overflow"

They're not checked.
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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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