[Call for testers] "BSD ar"
kaiwang27 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 15:36:02 PST 2008
On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 12:13:30AM +0100, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Kai Wang <kaiwang27 at gmail.com> writes:
> > I think it's time for "BSD ar" to get a public review after months of
> > bug hunting and cleaning up done by jkoshy@ and me. The majority of
> > the coding work was done during the summer of 2007 and was sponsored
> > by Google SoC 2007 programme.
> Just one question: why wasn't this done in libarchive?
Don't quite understand what you actually mean. This ar(1) is indeed
based on libarchive's ar format support, (see
archive_read_support_format_ar.c and archive_write_set_format_ar.c)
which was initially coarsely implemented by me, later radically
improved by Tim. ar(1) itself is barely a front-end. (command line
option handler plus the cross-reference stuff)
> (ar is basically just an archiving format, the cross-reference stuff is
> an optional addition)
True. jkoshy@ had this idea last year. That's the motivation of
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