Subject: Re: expr "foo" : '/'
To: Andrew Cagney <email@example.com>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/06/2002 21:05:20
Andrew Cagney wrote:
> This is one for the POSIX police. Is:
> $ expr "foo" : '/'
> expr: syntax error
> correct? The java scripts contains the equivalent to the above. What
> makes it interesting is:
FWIW, this is no longer problem with -current expr(1), after it
has been reimplemented.
Another way to work around the precedence issue in 1.5 expr
is to use
expr "/$VAR" : '//'
which should DTRT and still be readable.
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> http://www.NetBSD.org/Ports/i386/ps2.html
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