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Re: Invoking as 'ed - filename' broken in ed-0.3-pre[12]

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Invoking as 'ed - filename' broken in ed-0.3-pre[12]
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 09:53:12 -0600
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John Cowan wrote:
> Antonio Diaz Diaz scripsit:
> > This non-standard way of invoking ed has been discontinued in ed-0.3. 
> > Use `ed -s filename' instead.
> I agree with that.

I also agree too.  It has been so many years since a previous ed
release that any changes of this magnitude really should have a
release between where it is deprecated first.

For behavior such as this I am not sure of the value of deprecating it
because other programs (e.g. tar) continue to use the same conventions.


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