RFC: Replacing bc/dc to BSDL versions

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jun 2 17:55:46 UTC 2009

Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
> Hello,
> as you might know, I'm working on a BSDL grep. It isn't totally ready
> yet, because there are compatibility issues, which I have to resolve.
> But looking at another BSDL tools, I've found out that OpenBSD has BSDL
> bc and dc utilities. I've thought of replacing them. I think in the
> bc/dc case, such a strict GNU compatibility isn't necessary as in the
> case of grep, so we may replace them in base system. If there's no
> objection to replacing them, I'll post a patch for review.

No objection, just a head's up that mergemaster uses bc so please be
sure to test that as part of your process.


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