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

Andrey Chernov ache at
Wed Jun 18 05:59:21 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:58:12PM +0200, Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
> >> 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?

"BSD sort" as an idea will be a good project indeed, but "BSD sort" 
implementation we currently have at hand is totally misleading and should 
be rewritten from the scratch, I realize it when long time ago I try to 
localize it for single byte locales.

The next nice idea in that area will be updating our regexp engine to most 
recent public code, both for speed and minor compatibility reasons, as 
des@ mentions.

I don't have an opinion for BSD diff.


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