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Re: Bug? in 'integer' behaviour

`integer z=$(wc -l <"$1")' gives $z = 0:

Bart wrote:
> } I think it's the trailing characters after the number which are causing
> } the problem.  From wc you get something like
> }     128 .zshrc
> No, that can't be right.  Note that input is being redirected to wc, so
> it doesn't produce the trailing file name.

You're quite right, things like "<" aren't so obvious first thing on
Monday morning.  I looked a little further and here's what's

% showargs() { print -l $*; }
% showargs z=$(wc -l <~/.zshrc)

Replace `showargs' by integer and you'll see that the first argument
is z=, so that z gets 0, then the $(...) substitution splits words on
the initial spaces, and the second argument is 168.  I haven't looked
to see what zsh thinks it's doing with `integer 168', but the
word-splitting here does seem to be standard Bourne/Korn shell

So the real workaround is

integer "z=$(wc -l <$1)"


integer z
z=$(wc -l <"$1")

It's a little confusing that the argument to an `integer' isn't
handled the same as a straight assignment, but I don't see a way

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>       Tel: +39 050 844536
WWW:  http://www.ifh.de/~pws/
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