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bug#17246: grep-2.19 planning

From: arnold
Subject: bug#17246: grep-2.19 planning
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:52:06 -0600
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.4 7/29/08

Hi all.

Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > Can't we just apply the revert that I posted?

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> That would would reintroduce the bug that I mentioned, so I'd rather not 
> do that.  There's a better way forward if we want to continue to support 
> the obsoleted Unix interface on platforms lacking a Unix shell, which is 
> to have little egrep and fgrep executables that exec grep -E and grep -F.

Unfortunately, many of the platforms lacking a Unix shell also lack
execlp (execve, whatever), so such little  programs end up not helping
as much as we would like them to. (They're just what's needed for old
fogeys like me, but that only solves part of the problem.)

What are the schedules, exactly?  Jim - I thought you said "in the next
few weeks", so Paolo, when do you come back from vacation? Maybe there's
time for you to enjoy your vacation and complete the fixes before the



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