Subject: Re: replacement for bc(1), dc(1), diff(1), and diff(3)
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Igor Sobrado <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/18/2005 09:15:25
> If these commands still need work, how is it they are better from a
> technical point of view? We didn't start this conversation talking about
> this feature or that feature being better in the *BSD versions as I
> recall, but about what needs to be done to get them good enough to go into
> NetBSD.

Hello Bill.

I am sorry, I cannot understand that comment.  On the previous email
I wrote "I hope that work on a replacement for the commands currently
being used will continue".  I am NOT asking for immediate replacement,
but I do not want the OpenBSD Team development to be dropped.  IMHO,
these commands are fine... is the problem that these commands have few
gnu-isms?  These commands follow standards as close as possible and
are reliable.

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

No, it is not a political issue.