Official request: Please make GNU grep the default

V. T. Mueller, Continum v.t.mueller at
Thu Aug 19 11:33:01 UTC 2010

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>> In other words: as long as there are unresolved issues, the default
>> should be set to GNU grep. This doesn't stop anyone from improving the
>> BSD grep we're all waiting for. It only does good to those who rely on
>> using grep - expecting correctness and speed.
> Based on my 12 years of experience in this project, you are very, very
> wrong.

An 'argumentation' like the above is simply a killer phrase that ends 
every discussion.
OTOH, absence of valid argumentation doesn't necessarily mean that your 
statement has to be wrong.
I'm always willing to learn. Since you've also tried to correct me about 
constructive and polite behaviour - might I suggest that you add a few 
words about what is right in your opinion, when telling folks they are 
wrong? This would add to both, I guess.


Volker T. Mueller
Continum AG
Bismarckallee 7d
79098 Freiburg i. Br.
Tel. +49 761 21711171
Fax. +49 761 21711198

Sitz der Gesellschaft: Freiburg im Breisgau
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Freiburg, HRB 6866
Vorstand: Rolf Mathis, Volker T. Mueller
Vorsitzender d. Aufsichtsrats: Prof. Dr. Karl-F. Fischbach

More information about the freebsd-current mailing list