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Re: Gratuitous promotion of random binaries to standard

>>"Dale" == Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> 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.

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 continent, a piece of the whole...if a clod be washed away by the
 sea, Europe is the less.  Any man's death diminishes me because I'm
 involved in mankind. Therefore, never send to know for whom the bell
 TOLLS, it tolls for thee." John Donne
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