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Re: address@hidden: rcs2log]

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: address@hidden: rcs2log]
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 22:39:53 +0300

> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 08:30:00 +0100
> From: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>
> > You could write a small script fragment that would walk PATH, look for a 
> > version of `sort' that understood some specific option (e.g., --help), 
> > and invoke that one explicitly, or barf if not found.
> That kind of thing strikes me as being fragile.

Why is it fragile?

> Wouldn't it be easier to have a configuration variable
> (`cvs-sort-program' or something) and have the user configure it if
> needed?

This would require users to customize the variable.  Without a proper
customization, the relevant feature will be broken.  So it's IMHO
better to find the right `sort' automatically.

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