Subject: Re: bin/20259: sort(1) numeric sort incorrect with -kn
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 02/10/2003 20:15:14
[ On Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 10:49:57 (+1030), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: bin/20259: sort(1) numeric sort incorrect with -kn
> Not compliance to a standard is a bad thing.
I'm not even sure the NetBSD sort, as it is documented, is
non-compliant. It may actually be compliant (just that the
documentation itself isn't exactly as lucid as it could be).
My first reading of the bug report suggested this was just a usage
issue, but I've since realized that it probably is an implementation bug
of some sort.
> So why the hesitation of
> changing it?
someone has to actually fix and test the code :-)
I, for one, don't have the time at the moment....
Greg A. Woods
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