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Re: Counting words, fast!

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Counting words, fast!
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:07:50 -0400

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 05:31:41PM -0500, Jesse Hathaway wrote:
> I was following what I took as the spirit of the constraints:
> which don't allow anything but a language's standard library.

One might argue that when writing a shell script, the POSIX utilities
are the "standard library".  They are *meant* to be used.  The shell's
built-in feature set is severely limited *because* it's designed to
use these tools to do the heavy lifting.

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