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Re: gnu parallel in the bash manual

From: John Kearney
Subject: Re: gnu parallel in the bash manual
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:39:43 +0100
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Am 26.02.2013 03:36, schrieb Linda Walsh:
> Chet Ramey wrote:
>> On 2/25/13 8:07 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:
>>> Chet Ramey wrote:
>>>> On 2/16/13 3:50 AM, Pierre Gaston wrote:
>>>>> I don't quite see the point of having gnu parallel discussed in the
>>>>> bash reference manual.
>>>> I was asked to add that in May, 2010 by Ole Tange and Richard Stallman.
>>> ----
>>> Maybe now that it was done, it can be removed?
>> I'm pretty sure that wasn't the intent of the original request.  Let's
>> see if we can clean it up instead.
> ----
>       I'm sure, but you edited out the rest of my reasoning.
> Note -- I don't feel strongly about this, one way or the other,
> but at the same time, I don't feel their request, nor your response
> are the best ones to take from an engineering or product perspective --
> in part -- directly because of the confusion about whether or not parallel
> is bundled w/bash or not.
> Using it in an example would be fine... but make a section out it?  That's
> a fairly strong implication for it being something that's part of bash's
> official release or product.
> I realize this matter is more political than technical, but still, I would
> try to ask those questions of the original requestors and see if they might
> not revisit their requests...?  you could even say -- a user asked if
> including parallel in it's own section in the manpage meant that parallel was
> going to be part of the bash distribution?
> I mean it wouldn't surprise me or seem unreasonable if it was included in
> the bash distribution (from a lay-person perspective).  Knowing it's a
> perl-script, I'd be a bit surprised, personally, but hey, I've been wondering
> if you are going to embed the perl interpreter in bash as a dynamically
> loadable .so and allow perl-expressions on the command line as an option...
> *str8-face*...
I up vote the perl integration into bash :|.

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