Subject: Re: replacement for bc(1), dc(1), diff(1), and diff(3)
To: Igor Sobrado <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/17/2005 21:45:30
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On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 12:49:39PM +0200, Igor Sobrado wrote:
> It is not a "political" or licensing-related issue.  I think that
> these BSD commands are better from a technical point of view (of course,
> these commands are NOT perfect!) and sharing code will greatly improve
> both operating systems.  It was called "cross pollination" by Luke
> Mewburn; I call it simply "synergy".

If these commands still need work, how is it they are better from a=20
technical point of view? We didn't start this conversation talking about=20
this feature or that feature being better in the *BSD versions as I=20
recall, but about what needs to be done to get them good enough to go into=

So it seems like it really is a "political" issue. There can be good=20
reasons for this, but please let's not confuse the issue.

Take care,


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