[Slackbuilds-users] Possible typo in python3.SlackBuild
Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Fri Jan 9 17:34:03 UTC 2015
On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 17:09 (+1000), Christoph Willing wrote:
> On 01/09/2015 04:35 PM, Niki Kovacs wrote:
>>I just noticed a strange line in python3.SlackBuild:
>>I only know this kind of notation:
>>Is this an error or some special syntax I don't know?
> From the Parameter Expansion section of the bash manpage:
> Substring Expansion. Expands to up to length characters of the
> value of parameter starting at the character specified by off-set.
> Its not stated there but I presume a blank offset defaults it to 0,
> therefore for a VERSION of 3.4.2, PYVER would be set to 3.4
That is fragile code. If VERSION got as high as 3.10.x, Bad Things
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