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users/16865: note that -eq is less convient than (( ... == ... ))

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+2012-03-07 Peter Stephenson <pws@csr.com>
+
+ * users/16865: Doc/Zsh/cond.yo: note that -eq and friends are
+ less convenient for purely numeric work than conditional
+ expressions.
+
2012-03-06 Peter Stephenson <p.w.stephenson@ntlworld.com>
* Alexey: 30322: Completion/Unix/Command/_xmlsoft: accept more
@@ -16088,5 +16094,5 @@
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* This is used by the shell to define $ZSH_PATCHLEVEL
-* $Revision: 1.5606 $
+* $Revision: 1.5607 $
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@@ -151,6 +151,11 @@ based on ASCII value of their characters.
)
item(var(exp1) tt(-eq) var(exp2))(
true if var(exp1) is numerically equal to var(exp2).
+Note that for purely numeric comparisons use of the
+tt(LPAR()LPAR())var(...)tt(RPAR()RPAR()) builtin described in
+ifzman(the section `ARITHMETIC EVALUATION')\
+ifnzman(noderef(Arithmetic Evaluation)) is more convenient than
+conditional expressions.
)
item(var(exp1) tt(-ne) var(exp2))(
true if var(exp1) is numerically not equal to var(exp2).
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