dc(1) bugs

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 13 14:40:03 UTC 2016

On Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:47:34 +0100
Bertram Scharpf wrote:

> I do not expect "dc" to be a well-tested tool. Probably
> 100k*more people use software like WordPress etc.
> My way to do calculations is in Ruby, mostly by pipe or
> self-written commands in Vim. Surely there are similar ways
> to do such things using Perl or Python. If you really insist
> on "dc" you shouldn't be afraid of debugging that.
> Let me propose to remove "dc" from the base system because
> fixing the bugs is too much work in respect to what
> installable tools provide nowadays.

I think what you are missing here is that dc and bc are part of the
POSIX standard.

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