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Re: sccs2rcs to perl

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: sccs2rcs to perl
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 18:00:33 -0500 (EST)

[ On Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 16:46:04 (-0500), Michael Sterrett -Mr. Bones.- 
wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: sccs2rcs to perl
>     I see a problem with the CVS code as distributed.  That is, it has
>     a single csh script which is both slow and makes the CVS code-base
>     depend on an additional unix "utility" when it doesn't have to.

Well, it's only a contributed utility, not a core part of the CVS code
as distributed.....

>     I believe I addressed both of these problems with my re-write of the
>     script in perl.

No, you did not.  Only a translation to POSIX Shell or C would have
addressed both problems.

While the translation to perl may have made the script run faster, it
only changed the reliance on one semi-standard tool to another less
standard tool (perl is neither commonly available on all unix platforms,
nor is it terribly small and fast, though it may be faster than csh).

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