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Re: replacement for 'join'?

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: replacement for 'join'?
Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 18:19:36 +0200
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnulib.git/tree/DEPENDENCIES
> Ironically, it does not mention 'join' but mention a lot of other tools.

Good point. Fixed through the patch below.

> However I think these lists often become outdated.  In my view, to claim
> that a platform is supported by a software project, you should have
> continous building for the platform.  Otherwise support is reactive and
> tends to be spurious.

Gnulib is a hobbyist, volunteer project. We can not provide the same
level of support as, for example, you do with your company. Therefore —
unless someone comes up and invests the necessary time and money for the
multi-platform continuous integration — our support here will remain

2021-05-14  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        DEPENDENCIES: Mention the requirement for 'join'.
        Reported by Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org> in
        * DEPENDENCIES: Mention 'join' among the core POSIX utilities.

index fe70558..5e82be4 100644
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@ at any time.
 * Core POSIX utilities, including:
     [ basename cat chgrp chmod chown cp dd echo expand expr
-    false hostname install kill ln ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo
+    false hostname install join kill ln ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo
     mknod mv printenv pwd rm rmdir sleep sort tee test touch
     true uname
   + Mandatory. Using the platform's native utilities gives good portability

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