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Re: sdiff code error

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: sdiff code error
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 21:16:20 -0800
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"Paul Edwards" <address@hidden> writes:

> But if sdiff has an option to produce a side-by-side
> difference without interaction, then that bit of functionality
> should be there

Sure.  It's called "diff -y".  You don't need sdiff at all.

Also, if all you're worried about is supporting POSIX, then you don't
need sdiff.  sdiff isn't required by POSIX.

>> Incidentally, the code in question was introduced in diffutils 2.7.2
>> (published 1998-09-14) so it appears you're the first person since
>> 1998 (and the first person ever) to build diffutils on a host without
>> sigprocmask.
> First person to report the problem, anyway.  :-)

Actually I suspect you're the first person, period.  It's been many,
many years since people were seriously interested in pre-BSD

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