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[Fwd: Re: config.status - robust sed substitutions]

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: [Fwd: Re: config.status - robust sed substitutions]
Date: 02 Mar 2003 01:05:45 -0800

On Sat, 2003-03-01 at 00:43, Akim Demaille wrote:
> I don't think this is the right approach to the problem.  We should
> first design the interface that config.status needs (mostly
> s/@foo@/val/), and implement a tool that does this with existing
> tools.
> You would give the list of substitution to perform, and then the tool
> would make them.

That is exactly what I am proposing, in fact.  I don't understand your

> This would allow using Perl, etc.

I think there is a reason that Perl is not used thus far, and this
certainly not a reason to start using it now.


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