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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××××.org
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 16:57:48
Message-Id: 20050329175648.123efc19@snowdrop
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed by "Diego \\\"Flameeyes\\\" Pettenò"
1 On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 17:23:55 +0200 "Diego \"Flameeyes\" Pettenò"
2 <flameeyes@×××××××××××××.de> wrote:
3 | On Tuesday 29 March 2005 06:58, Aaron Walker wrote:
4 | > FYI Ciaran and Diego, sed is aliased to gsed on BSD.
5 | I know, but this is, imho, an ugly workaround :)
6 | As sed is quite standard, a good solution could be having portage use
7 | sed in the standard way, so that the alias is not needed anymore.
9 sed is a standard (POSIX/SuS). Unfortunately, a sed which only follows
10 the standard is a pain in the ass to work with because it supports so
11 little, hence the decision that was made a while back to standardise on
12 GNU sed 4.
14 This isn't like find or tar or similar, where switching GNU syntax to
15 POSIX is pretty trivial. There are a *lot* of extensions in GNU sed, and
16 we use them.
18 --
19 Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Vim, Fluxbox, shell tools)
20 Mail : ciaranm at
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Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed "Diego \\\"Flameeyes\\\" Pettenò" <flameeyes@×××××××××××××.de>