Re: Gratuitous promotion of random binaries to standard
>>"Dale" == Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Dale> This is more what I was asking for. This is much better than
Dale> simply saying "no".
Dale> I aggree with your most important point. The majority of "Unix"
Dale> folks do not consider it a standard package. However the general
Dale> concensus is that not only is this true, but it will always be
Dale> true. It is that position that distrubs me.
Well, things have changed. Until quite recently (like 5 years
or so - oh dear, does that date me?) Perl was not what I would expect
on a system. Awk, yes, Perl, no. However, it is gradually getting to
be more accepted -- digital unix (should I say compaq unix?) and hpux
now supply it in the system (any aix/solaris people out there?). It
has gotten to the point where I would be mildly surprised not to find
perl on a machine (I would be astonished - nay, shocked, not to find
If you manage to get something in to UNIX '98 for which mc is
a drop in replacement, you'd be surprised how quickly the tide of
opinion (well, at least mine) would change.
who shall be in atlanta tomorrow
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Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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