Subject: Re: the state of regex(3)
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/01/2004 14:55:06
[ On Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 23:10:25 (+0200), Hubert Feyrer wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: the state of regex(3)
> Indeed. I was heavily grossed out today when I learned what
> POSIXLY_CORRECT does for getopt(3) (=> "ls /etc/passwd -l" *yuck*).
You should play with a true, plain, Seventh Edition UNIX for a good long
while before you blame POSIX on anything, especially that.
It's all these young GNU whipper-snappers who have messed things up
(AT&T released the "real" getopt() into the public domain long before
there was ever any kind of free unix-like OS for a very good reason --
sadly it was, for the most part, ignored.)
Greg A. Woods
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