Subject: Re: replacement for bc(1), dc(1), diff(1), and diff(3)
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 03/28/2005 16:27:54
> On Mar 25, 2005, at 8:54 AM, Igor Sobrado wrote:
> > Following the advice of Karsten Kruse, I will propose this change
> > in this mailing list instead of the comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.misc
> > newsgroup.
> > My suggestion is replacing bc(1), dc(1),
> There has already been some private discussion about replacing bc/
> dc. I do not know the heritage of the OpenBSD versions, but Anders
> Magnussen was looking at the now-freed-up old AT&T versions. I'll
> let him elaborate further.
Yep, I fixed the AT&T tools to be more modern ~4 years ago, directly
after the Caldera code release. I didn't add full gnu-compatibility
to the tools though.
Anyway, I spoke to Phil Nelson about this about a year ago, and
he agreed to release his bc under BSD license, so I wrote a dc
frontend to his number library. Since then I haven't heard anything.
Anyway, if someone's interested, my dc frontend is available at
ftp://bakfull.campus.ltu.se/netbsd/dc-pnbc.tgz if someone is
interested. It is supposed to be linked together with Phil's number.c.