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bug#17246: grep-2.19 planning

From: arnold
Subject: bug#17246: grep-2.19 planning
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 11:44:32 -0600
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.4 7/29/08

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> ..., as would a simple C file whose main 
> function uses execlp to run the grep executable.

Except on platforms that don't *have* execlp...

I really think that moving to shell scripts is just making more
work for yourselves:

- Users without a shell are going to be suprised / upset and are
  going to complain.

- You wil have to spend time dealing with these bug reports and emails.

- You're planning to eventually do something for a C program anyway to
  undo the shell scripts.

Why not revert the change, or use the new code from Norihiro, and avoid
the headaches all around?

Then do another clean-up release after that.  The urgency to release
RIGHT NOW seems to be self-induced, at least to me, looking in from the

'nuff said.


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