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Re: bin/41457: patch(1) -p option dosen't allow to omit numeric argument.
The following reply was made to PR bin/41457; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/41457: patch(1) -p option dosen't allow to omit numeric
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 02:59:30 +0000
On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 12:05:01AM +0000, taca%back-street.net@localhost wrote:
> On NetBSD 4, patch(1)'s allows -p option without numeric argument.
IMO, options should either always take or always not take arguments.
Otherwise the behavior is ambiguous. So it seems to me that NetBSD 4's
patch should be adjusted to remove this misfeature...
David A. Holland
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