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Re: [patch #4610] Consolidated documentation patch

From: Tony Abou-Assaleh
Subject: Re: [patch #4610] Consolidated documentation patch
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 13:28:51 -0400 (AST)

> On second thought, I don't see the point of separating the POSIX
> options from the GNU extensions, and it kind of invalidates the
> categorisation.  If it really should be mentioned which options are
> POSIX, then it's easy to sum them up in some final paragrah.

It really depends. For someone who works (almost) exclusively with GNU
grep, I agree. But for someone who writes scripts to be portable across
Unixes, or someone who typically uses Unix grep, the separation between
POSIX and GNU extensions will provide convenience and save time.

I use both, UNIX and GNU greps, and I find the separation useful.



Tony Abou-Assaleh
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