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Re: feature request: -0 option for tr

From: Craig Sanders
Subject: Re: feature request: -0 option for tr
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:01:06 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 08:27:20PM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Craig Sanders <address@hidden> writes:
> > GNU grep has -z and -Z options - by your reasoning above, these
> > convenience options are completely unecessary because you can easily
> > run "tr '\0' '\n'" before grep and "tr '\n' '\0'" after grep.
> No, you can't.  The combination of these two operations is not the
> identity: any NL will have been turned into a NUL.

right. i realise my mistake now. i had thought that free software
development involved, in part, some kind of collaborative interaction
between users and developers. clearly wrongheaded and foolish of me to
think that what is common in the free software world outside of GNU
might also occur within it. now i know that any bug report or feature
request for GNU tools will be responded to with nothing but a barrage
of pedantic irrelevancies, creative misinterpretations of what has
been said, and digressive objections that are unrelated to the actual
request...all serving as excuses for doing nothing.

this has been an extremely valuable learning exercise for me - i wont be
wasting my time again.

thank you for the lesson.


craig sanders <address@hidden>

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