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Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: sed-4.4.104-290c

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: sed-4.4.104-290c
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:38:54 -0700
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On 03/27/2018 05:27 PM, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:

I would strongly urge removal of such shell extensions.

That syntax has been standard ever since POSIX formalized the shell in IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (I just pulled out my trusty printed copy and checked). It's a bit of a stretch to call it an "extension" 26 years after standardization.

That being said, I too have a soft spot in my heart for Solaris, and regularly check portability to the Solaris 10 server that is still the central server in our department. If it's easy to port to Solaris 10, which I think is still the case, we might as well do it. I'll see if I can pry some time free to fix the glitches. The first thing I noticed, I fixed as per the attached (cc'ing bug-gnulib).

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