Subject: Re: and param.h - take 2
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/05/1999 23:59:49
Simon Burge <> writes:
> Man this looks ugly at first glance.  I'd forgotten what a pain awk was.
> Perl in the tree anyone? :-)
> I can't spend any more time on this today (real work - dang!), but
> here's something that works for all the cases I could think off of the
> top of my head.  There's no error checking, so 1.2B.3_ALPHA and other
> magically versions are possible.  I'll come back to it tomorrow if no
> one has beaten it to a pulp in the meantime...

Having done a lot of the recent version changes, I'm not sure the pain 
is worth the inflexibility and the ugly script. Also, I don't like
burning the last two digits that way.