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

Gabor Kovesdan gabor at
Tue Jun 17 10:58:16 UTC 2008

Andrey Chernov escribió:
> 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.
BSD sort was going to be the next item of my SoC project. As it is so 
badly constructed would it be reasonable to give more priority to BSD 
diff and continue with that one?


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