On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:55:47AM +0200, Guus Sliepen wrote: > On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 03:08:02AM +0300, Peter Pentchev wrote: > > > * Package name : bomstrip > > Programming Lang: Awk, Brainf*ck, C, C++, Forth, Haskell, OCaml, Ook!, > > Pascal, PHP, Perl, PostScript, Python, Ruby, sed, > > Unlambda > > All these programming languages got me wondering. Apparently the same > program is implemented in all these languages. But you only need one to > get the desired functionality. Also, I see the sed variant is just a > one-liner. Perhaps it is better if this functionality is merged with a > package like coreutils or recode, if it is not already there someway. As the author writes on his website, the whole point of the bomstrip project being a collection of implementations is more of a social / political goal of "spreading the word", showing how easy it is, bringing attention to the broken UTF-8 text files that some programs generate, and so on. IMHO, the distribution also servers as a nice way to demonstrate a simple (well, admittedly, a *very* simple :)) task done in various languages. Hm. Okay, so maybe the two command-line utilities and the collection might be separated. IMHO, the collection *is* still useful on its own :) If others share this opinion, I may either create two separate packages, or just remove the command-line utilities and file a wishlist bug against coreutils or textutils or something like that. How does that strike you? What do others think? G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com roam@FreeBSD.org PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint FDBA FD79 C26F 3C51 C95E DF9E ED18 B68D 1619 4553 Do you think anybody has ever had *precisely this thought* before?
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