Documentation Help for SHIFT Command

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Apr 18, 2014
On the documentation page for SHIFT (TCC > Commands > Shift) I'm confused by the figures given. The first line says it allows the use of more than 512 parameters in a batch file. But just below that, under "usage" it says CMD can only handle 10 parameters and TCC supports 4096 parameters.

I suspect some limits in TCC have been changed and the help hasn't been updated to match.
Jun 2, 2008
Newton, MA
Rex, why should one not use SHIFT, and what should one do instead? I have batch files that use it when I want to cycle through multiple command-line arguments with DO WHILE ... process %1 ... SHIFT ENDDO.