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Re: wc(1) Output and POSIX
In article <CAHwRYJmOTZHK6R=nc0czT2Uy=w5CvmycZqcVdUyVHNsU5UPATQ%mail.gmail.com@localhost>,
Abhinav Upadhyay <er.abhinav.upadhyay%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 9:25 PM, Christos Zoulas <christos%astron.com@localhost> wrote:
>> In article
>> Abhinav Upadhyay <er.abhinav.upadhyay%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>>>On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 1:44 AM, Robert Elz <kre%munnari.oz.au@localhost> wrote:
>>>> The last time I saw this discussed, I think that the conclusion was
>>>> that where posix specifies a space, other wording permits any number
>>>> of spaces. That means that we comply.
>>>Yes, that makes sense for the %7lu, but what about the leading space
>>>in the first column?
>> We could get rid of it, but if we are going to touch wc, we could go
>> the FreeBSD way, add libxo etc... But that opens a bigger discussion...
>Yes, I had a look at FreeBSD's wc(1), they use libxo.
>libxo looks nice actually and seems very useful. For example,
>apropos(1) has an API to generate HTML output. For man-k.org I had to
>create a similar API to generate JSON output (not committed).
>Something like libxo would make this very easy :)
Well, if people think that we should bring in libxo, let's vote. I vote
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