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Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 06:56:56 -0400

       I often need to use `ping -c 1 gnu.org' 

   Not to be obvious, but my suggestion is, use an alias.  That's what
   aliases are for.

I never liked aliases, I prefer making programs have good behaviour
instead, that helps everyone.

       BSD type behaviour should be default, since that seems what
       most people prefer here.

   Exactly my point.  You were/are proposing to introduce a major new
   environment variable (already undesirable without very good reason)
   in a sense which is backwards to its existing sibling

Then I must have miscommunicated badly, my intention was the exact
opposite.  The variable name as such (BSD_ME_HARDER) was just a
suggestion, it should probobly be called BSDLY_INCORRECTLY or
GNULY_CORRECTLY or something equally silly.

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