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Re: if you use ptx, please let us know [Re: ptx bug (invalid read)

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: if you use ptx, please let us know [Re: ptx bug (invalid read)
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 18:30:41 -0600
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According to Jim Meyering on 7/16/2008 4:47 AM:
| The trouble is that global state is reused
| when processing the second and subsequent
| file argument.  Fixing that will require a more
| invasive change, and I'm not convinced it's even
| worth my time.  Does anyone even use ptx these day?
| Does anyone rely on the GNU extension of accepting more
| than one input file?  Since it appears that feature has never
| worked properly, I seriously doubt it.  So I'm considering
| whether to add ptx to the list of programs that are not
| installed by default.

I've personally never used ptx.  What about going with the simpler path of
deleting the GNU extension of accepting multiple files?  Or maybe keep it
for one more release, but issue a warning or require the use of a new
option to allow multiple files, so that if no one complains about
encountering the new message, then we can safely cap input at one file name.

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