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bug#17246: grep-2.19 planning

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#17246: grep-2.19 planning
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 21:32:10 +0300

> Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 09:51:38 -0700
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> However, it shouldn't hurt to port GNU grep to the PowerShell 
> environment

Please don't bother.  PowerShell is crap, and any investment in it, in
the GNHU project or elsewhere, is a waste of resources.  No one I know
of who uses Posix tools on Windows uses PowerShell.

> Perhaps we could suggest as part of the installation instructions that 
> they'Set-Alias fgrep grep -F' while they're also doing 'Set-Alias grep 
> ... whatever ...'.  That should be simple and easily separable from the 
> rest of the 'grep' distribution.

This doesn't really work.  Please, don't waste your time on this
"alternative".  Just give us fgrep.exe and egrep.exe back, thank you.
This misfeature was present in Grep in the past, but was luckily fixed
in recent releases.  Why go back to that bad situation, I don't know.
Someone said here "Let's go forward" not long ago.  So let's.

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