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Re: bin/50827: sh -c ': "${x=$((1))}"' gives bogus syntax error

The following reply was made to PR bin/50827; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Richard Hansen <>
Subject: Re: bin/50827: sh -c ': "${x=$((1))}"' gives bogus syntax error
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 22:45:04 -0500

 On 2016-02-19 04:35, Robert Elz wrote:
 > It also mishandles ...
 > sh -c ': ${x="$(("1"))"}'
 > sh: Syntax error: Missing '))'
 From (which will become
 POSIX standard once approved):
     The expression shall be expanded as if it were a word in
     double-quotes, except that the treatment of a double-quote inside
     the expression is unspecified and the result of parameter expansion
     of the '@' special parameter is unspecified.
 So the NetBSD shell is OK as-is in this regard, though it doesn't hurt
 to change the shell to treat "$(("1"))" like "$((1))" because POSIX says
 (will say) "unspecified".

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