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Re: Weirdness in comm(1)
On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 18:59:39 +0100
Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 12:55:56PM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> > I suppose. It means that we still need a getnextln function in comm.c
> > to handle that. We can't just call getline directly.
> Even for the specific case of comm you can't just strip off the
> trailling newline. You have to remember if you had one as well and only
> compare lines as equal if they either both or none of them has it.
I respectfully disagree. A line is a line. A newline is just a marker
that tells us where one line ends and the next one begins. What would
you think of a sort program that presented you with this output?
e f g
Each of those lines ends with a tab. In fact, what if there was one
more line that ended at the 'i' with no tab and no newline. How should
D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy%NetBSD.org@localhost>
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