On 8/29/16 11:28 PM, Wesley Hirsch wrote:

> Actually, that raises an interesting question about the differences between
> $(( and ((.  The man page says that $(( treats its contents as double
> quoted, however, (( is a built-in an not an expansion.  How does (( treat
> its contents?

The `((' command is intended to be equivalent to `let'.  That is,
(( ... )) is equivalent to let "...".  The man page and info document
say exactly that.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    c...@case.edu    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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