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Re: texi2dvi: avoid locale-specific warning from egrep

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: texi2dvi: avoid locale-specific warning from egrep
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 22:58:14 GMT

Hi Ralf,

Thanks for the report.  I find this whole issue a frustrating waste of
time, but that's not your fault :).

    egrep ranges might not be what you expect;  

I have no expectations about anything.  
POSIX and Windows have long since made a mockery of trying to write
anything portable and/or backward-compatible.  Never mind.
@end flame

    IOW, A-Za-z might include other characters

Sure, they might.  Maybe those "other characters" can be drive letters,
though, in which case what's there would actually be preferable.  I
don't know.  I don't really care, either.  I'm not inclined to change it
since I doubt there is any problem in practice.

    (when do you enter the new millenium and move to git or bzr or hg 

The few of us developing Texinfo do not mind CVS, for all its flaws, and
have other things to spend time on than playing with vc's ...

    Unbekannter Befehl

Yes, thanks.  It was expected, but anyway, your message makes me realize
it is good for the manual to be compilable in CVS :).  I changed it back
to use the @set forms, at least for a while.


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