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Re: bin/53507: awk doesn't properly compare "numeric strings"
The following reply was made to PR bin/53507; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/53507: awk doesn't properly compare "numeric strings"
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:24:42 +0700
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 09:30:02 +0000 (UTC)
From: Valery Ushakov <uwe%stderr.spb.ru@localhost>
| Check the definition of "numeric string".
Yes, that is exactly right. This is not an awk bug, but a bug in the
makesyscalls.sh script (which I will fix, sometime after Paul has
committed his changes - no point in creating needless work.)
And for full disclosure, after Paul found the issue of the script doing
string comparisons (when numeric ones were clearly wanted), I
pointed him at the text he quoted from POSIX. He also queried the
definition of "numeric string" which he noticed before I did, but
decided the PR wouldn't hurt just in case...
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