Why not GNU cmp?

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Thu Sep 25 08:56:15 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 08:34:50AM +0100, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Unga wrote:
> >I was wondering why FreeBSD wrote their own version of cmp. If it just the 
> >license, then that's fine. I prefer the BSD versions of diff, etc. when 
> >available. 
> You are asking the wrong questions: why did GNU write their own version 
> of cmp?  FreeBSD's dates to 1987.

Y'know -- that's a really good question.

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