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CodingGuidelines: spell Arithmetic Expansion with $(($var))

POSIX wants shells to support both "N" and "$N" and requires them to yield
the same answer to $((N)) and $(($N)), but we should aim for portability
in a case like this, especially when the price we pay to do so is so
small, i.e. a few extra dollars.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>

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Documentation/CodingGuidelines

 
  - We use Arithmetic Expansion $(( ... )).
 
+ - Inside Arithmetic Expansion, spell shell variables with $ in front
+   of them, as some shells do not grok $((x)) while accepting $(($x))
+   just fine (e.g. dash older than 0.5.4).
+
  - No "Substring Expansion" ${parameter:offset:length}.
 
  - No shell arrays.