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Re: Initial MirBSD support for pkgsrc

On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 09:55:16AM +0100, Benny Siegert wrote:
>      The printf utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
> so I am somewhat confident that printf is available virtually everywhere.

Being part of POSIX.1 doesn't mean it is available.

Additionally, it is much more likely (than echo) of not being a shell builtin.
This means that it is much slower to execute - and that can easily
be significant.


David Laight:

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