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Re: when options conflict

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: when options conflict
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 20:06:36 -0600
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Tony Abou-Assaleh wrote:
> > >    -- Aborting in error for -G/-F/-E/-P,
> >
> > Definitely.  Otherwise someone might think that something
> > like 'grep -E -e extendedpattern -P -e perlpattern' would work.
> It would be awesome if one could do that! This should go into feature
> requests.

How often would syntax like that really be used?  Sure it would be
cool.  But I think people wanting pcre patterns would simply want them
all of the time.  Is there really enough need to match different
styles of regular expressions to warrent the work to put that into the
code?  I doubt it would be worth it in actual usage.


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