Subject: Re: discrepency beteen /bin/echo and builtin echo of /bin/sh
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 06/10/2002 00:29:46
[ On Sunday, June 9, 2002 at 17:11:08 (+0100), David Laight wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: discrepency beteen /bin/echo and builtin echo of /bin/sh
> On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 09:43:05PM -0700, Greywolf wrote:
> > On Sat, 8 Jun 2002, David Laight wrote:
> > # The least painful change would (probably) be to add a ksh style
> > # print to sh (and csh).
> > <cringe>And this is why, exactly?</cringe>
> Because it (alomost certainly) doesn't break ant existing scripts.....
B. F. S.
A ``sane'' "echo" implemention not break _any_ existing scripts.
A stupid "print" implementation will inevitably create broken scripts.
Greg A. Woods
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