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Re: [PATCH] check: don't use multi-line coloring for the report

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: [PATCH] check: don't use multi-line coloring for the report
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 22:00:37 +0200


* Bert Wesarg wrote on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 08:19:23PM CEST:
> the parallel part is a little trickier. Because the line printing is
> done by awk. I would like to know, whether it is portable to use the
> printf function of awk. It is POSIX, but you may know that this
> doesn't count much.

True.  In case of doubt, try Solaris awk, that's fairly old.

> I couldn't find any prior usage in automake and
> autoconf either. Nor does the autoconf manual list printf as a
> functions in the traditional awk.

Then I would prefer to do without.  I don't see why you would need it
for your change at all, however.  All the coloring is done from echo
statements even in the parallel case, and you can put the resets in
there as well, methinks.


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