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Re: diffutils 2.8.1 ISO C90 compliance patch

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: diffutils 2.8.1 ISO C90 compliance patch
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 02:59:27 -0500
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"Paul Edwards" <address@hidden> wrote:
> From: "Paul Jarc" <address@hidden>
>> POSIX facilities can make some text processing jobs
>> significantly easier.  
> I don't know what you're talking about there,

For example, it saves the user of diff3 the trouble of diffing each
pair of files.

>> 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.

Yes, but there is still the effort of ongoing maintenance to consider.
The diffutils maintainer may decide that your version would take more
maintenance effort than it's worth, considering the rarity of systems
that don't provide POSIX facilities.


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