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Re: [Bug-cssc] Bugs in Sun prt.c copied by CSSC

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: [Bug-cssc] Bugs in Sun prt.c copied by CSSC
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 18:26:40 +0100

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM, Joerg Schilling
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> Hi,
> The prt program has two problems when falled wit -f:
> 1)      In case of the 'e' flag, it does not print a needed
>        newline. This is a result of missunderstanding
>        the source: all other flags print the newline from
>        the history file but with the 'e' flag, the
>        parameters from the file are not printed.
>        CSSC unfortunately copied this bug.

Yes, this was done for compatibility with SCCS.   Your mention of
prt.c on the subject line could be read to imply source copying, which
didn't happen by the way.   The CSSC code is unrelated to the SCCS
code, except in the case of the BSD program sccs.c.

>        I just introduced the needed newline.

... introducing an incompatibility with existing versions of SCCS :(

> 2)      Flag names for 's' 'y' and 'x' are missing.
>        I just introduced:
>        's'     "keywd scanlines"
>        'x'     "extensions"
>        'y'     "keywd expansion"
> Please adjust your source...
> Jörg
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