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Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)
The following reply was made to PR standards/14702; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry%piermont.com@localhost>
To: christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
Cc: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, kleink%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:25:23 -0400
On Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:35:50 -0400 christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos
> On Jul 13, 9:25pm, dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost (David Holland) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)
> | What about -i, -l, and -e (see the PR)?
> These predate -I -L and -E (the POSIX versions) and are documented
> to be obsolete in the linux man page.
POSIX doesn't seem to indicate that they're obsolete. It lists them
at any rate, and describes their functions without deprecating them.
> Although our getopt supports
> optional arguments now, it is not worth it in my opinion to emulate
> obsolete behavior.
> This PR is another proof to my theorem: Wait long enough and every
> problem gets magically fixed.
Perry E. Metzger perry%piermont.com@localhost
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