bug-bash
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Number with sign is read as octal despite a leading 10#


From: Isaac Marcos
Subject: Re: Number with sign is read as octal despite a leading 10#
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:57:03 -0400

Chet Ramey (<address@hidden>) wrote:

> On 7/10/18 2:48 PM, Isaac Marcos wrote:
> >     That is not an integer constant. Integer constants don't begin with
> `-'.
>

That makes negative numbers invalid.

This is not a serious argument.

Because of the difference between an operator and a constant. Unary plus
> and minus have a higher precedence than arithmetic operators. So if you
> expand the `a' to an expression, which is what happens, the expression
> consists of an operator (+ or -) and a constant, and that expression has
> a higher precedence than the +. You might think about why using `$a' in
> place of the `a' would not work all the time.
>


I don't care. All other shells do this correctly. It makes you the only one
wrong.

This is not a serious discussion.


-- 
Cases are always threesome:
Best case, Worst case, and Just in case


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]