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bug#22801: status on committed change: upgrading 'sed' RE's to include p
Linda A. Walsh
bug#22801: status on committed change: upgrading 'sed' RE's to include perlRE syntax.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:08:26 -0800
Jose E. Marchesi wrote:
Hmm.... while the maintainers of sed, said that it was a no-brainer
to add in another RE engine (like grep) corresponding to the perlRE,
and said it would be out by August of 2014, I see no version with
this update nor do I see it mentioned in the latest online documentation.
Does anyone know what happened to this?
It was never completed. I will look at it.
I was afraid it fell into one of those 'cracks'...though from
what was said at the time, some part of the work was already
done and it looked like a matter of docs and packaging...
(though, I admit, in Computer Sci, the last 10% of the work
often takes 90% of the time... I'm wondering when Clark's
3rd law will kick in:
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
*cheers* and thanks!