Port of OpenBSD's sdiff

Stanislav Sedov stas at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jun 24 00:15:47 UTC 2007

On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 23:57:27 +0200
Gabor Kovesdan <gabor at FreeBSD.org> mentioned:

> these are very good news! You might also want to take a look at 
> textproc/bsddiff, textproc/bsdgrep and textproc/bsdsort. These are the 
> BSD-licensed text processing tools from OpenBSD, as well, but I haven't 
> looked at sdiff, yet, thus I can only tell about the former 3 ones. If 
> we change to those, we should make sure, that they are compatible with 
> the GNU versions as much as they can be. Thus we might need a bit of 
> feature completion there. For example, we should check if the long 
> command line options are available there, too. For diff, grep and sort, 
> there are some of those, but they are undocumented in the manual page, 
> so we have to complete the manpages, too. Now I'm busy with SoC and 
> other high priority tasks, but if I have some time, I'll take a look as 
> I'm also interested in getting these completed.

Personally, I see no point in adding -- style options, since the entire
our world build without them. GNU people can always install gnu- ports,
we just should insure they're posix compatible.

Furthermore, having -- and - style options in one world effectively
broke BSD's perfect look and feel:-)

Stanislav Sedov
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