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

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-cssc] Bugs in Sun prt.c copied by CSSC
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 20:06:36 +0200
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James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM, Joerg Schilling
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 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 :(

Well, do you propose not to fix bugs that cause problems?


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