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Re: [PATCH]: Change gnulib-tool to support NetBSD's join

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: Change gnulib-tool to support NetBSD's join
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:29:14 +0200
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On 04/27/2011 05:23 PM, J.T. Conklin wrote:
For backwards compatibility, the 4.4BSD join used by NetBSD supports a
"-a" option as if it was "-a 1 -a 2".  Unfortunately, this was done in
such a way that "-a 1" and "-a 2" need to be passed as "-a1" or "-a2".

Ouch, so BSD has optional arguments in getopt, and yet implemented sed -i in a way that is incompatible with GNU sed? Way to go...


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