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Re: expr length (

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: expr length (
Date: 27 May 2001 13:40:20 +0200
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Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <address@hidden> wrote:

| Running "expr length '('" from a shell gives a syntax error - the problem
| seems to be that expr doesn't realize the ( doesn't need a matching ).
| This problem is present in both 2.0 and 2.0.11.

Thanks for the report.

However, I've checked several vendor-provided versions of /bin/expr
(Solaris, AIX, Unixware, NetBSD) and they all give the same diagnostic.
If you can find an implementation that does something else, of if you can
find something in the POSIX spec that says expr should work differently,
please let me know.

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