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Re: replacement for bc(1), dc(1), diff(1), and diff(3)
>> 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.
did anything happen since then?
> 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.
> -- Ragge
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