Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Dag-Erling Smorgrav <email@example.com>
From: Jamie Howard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/07/1999 15:35:19
On 7 Jul 1999, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> BTW, I assume you've read this:
Of course, my copy of the printout is all marked up. :)
> I see you switched to using extended regexps by default, and made -E a
> no-op; this breaks the ports collection, so I changed it back.
The FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD manpage for grep says this:
Grep understands two different versions of regular expression
syntax: ``basic'' and ``extended.'' In GNU grep, there is
no difference in available functionality using either syntax.
Is this inaccurate or am I reading it wrong?
> Sort your switch cases.
> Don't use err() indiscriminately after a malloc() failure; malloc()
> doesn't set errno.
Shouldn't malloc be fixed? :)