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Re: Emulating old -r functionality.

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: Emulating old -r functionality.
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:58:33 +0100
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Il 19/12/2012 19:10, Jim Meyering ha scritto:
>>> I would be in favor of reverting the patch.  I never liked the idea.
>> FWIW (speaking as a humble user here) I do like that new behaviour,
>> and I'd prefer not to see it reverted.
> I find the new behavior more useful, too.
> Before its addition, I would sometimes type "grep -r PATTERN", and it
> would take a few seconds for me to realize the lack of output was not due
> to a big directory with no matches, but due to that old grep waiting for
> something on standard input.  That was frustrating, so I do appreciate
> the new behavior and would like to retain it.

As a user I _do_ like it.

As a maintainer, I have to care for all users and
backwards-compatibility, and I think it was a very wrong thing to do.


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