Subject: Re: replacement for bc(1), dc(1), diff(1), and diff(3)
To: Otto Moerbeek <email@example.com>
From: Phil Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/27/2005 07:57:52
=2D----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On Sunday 27 March 2005 07:24, Phil Nelson wrote:
> On Sunday 27 March 2005 04:11, you wrote:
> > That's 68 digits, a backslash and 3 digits.
> > Line lenght is 69
> You are right. GNU bc is wrong.
Well, after thinking about this for a while, I went back to the ChangeLog a=
found a change in March of 1995 where I changed the line length to 68=20
numbers, the backslash and then the linefeed for a total of 70 characters. =
was convinced by someone else that POSIX line lengths include the linefeed.
My first implementation did it the same way that your bc does it.
Phil Nelson NetBSD: http://www.netbsd.org
e-mail: email@example.com Coda: http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu
=2D----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (NetBSD)
=2D----END PGP SIGNATURE-----