cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/add main.c pkg_add.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/create main.c pkg_create.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/delete main.c pkg_delete.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/info main.c pkg_info.1 ...

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Thu Jun 5 13:05:13 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 08:15:41AM -0400, Coleman Kane wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 15:29 -0700, Steve Kargl wrote:
> > Please commit.  The patch gives conformance to Posix 
> > (ie., IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004 Edition).
> > 
> > As a bonus, I've included long options for compatibility
> > with GNU wc.
> > 
> First of all, your patch removes functionality in our wc that deviates
> from POSIX in that the last -c or -m option takes precedence over the
> priors. This functionality enables there to be something like a "wc -c"
> alias to "wc", and then if the user executes "wc -m" they will still get
> what they want.
> Yes, the POSIX manual says that you cannot specify these two options
> together. No, *I* am not going to "fix" our behavior, because I don't
> care about that particular case. If someone else does (with a commit bit
> who is willing to take the fall), let them speak up. I also don't
> personally care about adding long options to all of the core tools,
> especially the ones that only have 4 or 5 options.
> Second (as is obvious), you are merely posting this out of spite, and
> not because you actually have any interest in improving the tools
> through adding strict POSIX conformance and long options. Don't send me
> any more patches.

Geez, I guess this was just a mere joke.


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