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Re: diffutils 2.8.1 ISO C90 compliance patch

From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: diffutils 2.8.1 ISO C90 compliance patch
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 18:21:10 +1100

From: "Paul Jarc" <address@hidden>
> > There is no reason to make text processing programs require
> > Posix.
> Sure there is.  POSIX facilities can make some text processing jobs
> significantly easier.  

I don't know what you're talking about there, but it certainly
makes them non-portable.

> If that isn't *enough* reason for you
> personally, you're free to write your own program that doesn't require
> POSIX.  But no one else is under any obligation to do it for you.

I already have.  I posted the update to make it C90 compliant
already.  There's no reason to make programs Posix-specific
when they can instead be portable to any environment with a
conforming C compiler.

BFN.  Paul.

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