ports/63222: [patch] Remove useless use of cat 5/5

Michael Nottebrock michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Mon Feb 23 20:20:10 UTC 2004

The following reply was made to PR ports/63222; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Michael Nottebrock <michaelnottebrock at gmx.net>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org, q at uni.de
Subject: Re: ports/63222: [patch] Remove useless use of cat 5/5
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 21:19:25 +0100

 I am not going to start another lengthy debate in this PR by asking you in 
 just what way "useless use of cat" sets a "bad" example. Instead I'll cut it 
 short: What you're trying to do to is enforce your (and possibly some other 
 people's as well) idea of good _style_. In other words, the decision of using 
 stdin or not is primarily a matter of _taste_.
 This isn't about bugs or bad examples, it's about bikeshedding. Everyone can 
 do a substitution with sed, and everyone can use redirections. Debating the 
 best way to do it serves no purpose. This PR and your other four do not 
 either. Please request to close them. Set the "good example" in your own 
 Sidenote: Your benchmark uses zsh, and you're not measuring the additional 
 tee. Also, please don't send quoted-printable encoded messages to GNATS, they 
 become very unreadable. I took the liberty of removing the encoding from your 
 reply directly in GNATS.

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