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Re: [Bug-cssc] bug-CSSC post from address@hidden requires approval

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-cssc] bug-CSSC post from address@hidden requires approval
Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 16:07:46 +0200
User-agent: nail 11.22 3/20/05

James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:

> >> > James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> >> - I believe some (quite old) implementations lack prt
> >> >
> >> > prt was part of sccs since the beginning. Some vendor variants (e.g. 
> >> > IBM, SGI,
> >> > HP) do not include it - maybe because it is not mentioned by POSIX and 
> >> > because
> >> > there is prs.
> >>
> >> My apologies.   I meant prs, which was written by Charlie Salemi in
> >> response to a stream of requests to modify the output of prt.
> >
> > I am not sure what you are talking about, both programs have been present in
> > 1980 already.
> Sure.   I have no idea when he wrote it, though he might be able to
> tell us.   I'd have no doubt it was before 1980.

I could not find any hint to this name. Nowhere in the net and not in the PWB 
announcement for SCCS release 4 from 1977.

BTW: from SCCS v3 to SCCS v4, the old magic address@hidden was replaced by ^Ah.
It may be a good idea to intentionally break compatibility once there is 
support for released trees that will need a global lock that needs to be 
honored by any sccs command.

> > BTW: your test suite works well and did help me to find problems when 
> > porting
> > to strange platforms, but I had to add several fixes to make it work 
> > completely.
> There are recent changes to the test suite.   Check the git sources.

Well, the test suite I was probably using is the one from cssc-1.0 and there 
have been problems because you wrote a test suite for a sccs implementation 
that does not yet use getopt(), so your tests apply to something that is at 
least 20 years old. A getopt() based sccs needs -m '' instead of -m for empty 
MR numbers.


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