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

Andrey Chernov ache at
Tue Jun 17 10:29:29 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:54:42AM +0200, Konrad Jankowski wrote:
> Diomidis Spinellis wrote:
> > Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
> >> In case of sort, I understarnd that it should explicitly handle wide 
> >> characters due to the different alphabet of the different languages 
> >> and yes, that seems to be a difficult task...
> >
> > Note that Konrad Jankowski in another SoC project is adding to our C 
> > library support for the Unicode collation algorithm, and importing the 
> > corresponding language-specific collation tables.
> >
> >
> Yes, and once this is done, sort will work out of he box, if it uses 
> strcoll. Already tried on a prototype.

Only GNU sort for multibyte chars. BSD sort is programmed too badly and 
can't be fixed even for single byte sorting.


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