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Re: diffutils 2.8.1 ISO C90 compliance patch

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: diffutils 2.8.1 ISO C90 compliance patch
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 01:22:54 -0800
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"Paul Edwards" <address@hidden> writes:

>> "it is
>> better to spend your time adding features that will be useful on GNU
>> and GNU/Linux, rather than on supporting other incompatible systems."
> In this case the work has already been done.

No it hasn't.  The patch would break diff3 on POSIX systems, would
make the code harder to read with extra #ifs, and isn't autoconfized.
A lot more work would have to be done before the patch would be

At this point we should probably just give it a rest.  Perhaps once
you've ported more stuff to MVS you can build up a porting library
that you can reuse, one that entails minimal changes to the upstream

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