CFT: BSD-licensed grep [Fwd: cvs commit: ports/textproc/bsdgrep Makefile distinfo]

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Jul 7 20:06:33 UTC 2008

Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>> Andrey Chernov <ache at> writes:
>>> "BSD sort" as an idea will be a good project indeed, but "BSD sort" 
>>> implementation we currently have at hand is totally misleading and 
>>> should be rewritten from the scratch, I realize it when long time ago 
>>> I try to localize it for single byte locales.
>> I think part of the problem is that there aren't enough people who truly
>> understand localization.  I think I understand most of it, but I'm
>> pretty sure I *don't* understand how collation works, or is supposed to
>> work.  Amongst other things, I don't understand how (or whether) it
>> handles cases like "aa" and "å", which are considered the same letter in
>> Norwegian.
>> Perhaps you could create a Localization page on which
>> addresses these issues, or at least points to relevant resources?
> Good regression test suite which would include cases in different single 
> and multi-byte locates for grep/sort/etc could also be a big help.

What regression suites do other implementations have?  e.g. the GNU 


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