Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.bin/printf
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From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/25/2003 14:01:00
On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 01:01:36PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jun 2003, Ben Harris wrote:
> > >Remove getopt() loop, IEEE 1003.1 doesn't say that printf(1) should
> > >conform to the "Utility Syntax Guidlines".
> >
> > While true, this isn't relevant.  IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 specifies that
> > the options for printf are 'None' (XCU p 783 ll 28579-28580)[1].
> > "None" is defined as meaning that the implementation 'shall recognize
> > "--" as a first argument to be discarded' (XCU p 21 ll 834-837)[2].

I clearly failed to spot the cross reference :-(
I actually looked at another random command where there was an explicit
reference to the "Utility Syntax Guidlines".

> > >Fixes PR 21970.
> > See my comments appended to that PR on Monday.

But not copied to any useful mailing list :-(

I've reverted the change...

> Is there a list to which I could subscribe to receive copies of comments
> appended to PRs?  "gnats-bugs" receives the original PR, but not
> subsequent comments.

Gnats is broken, you need to explicitly copy netbsd-bugs when replying
to gnats mail.


David Laight: