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Re: Bug#126434: ITP: super-sed -- An enhanced version of sed

On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, Adam Heath wrote:
> What you want is dpkg-divert.  But I vote against diverting /usr/bin/sed.

I have to agree with Adam, diverting sed might be dangerous.

HOWEVER, nothing forbids you to package it simply as ssed for now, then
run very comprehensive regression tests to make sure it has no incompatibi-
lities with GNU sed.  Maybe, symlink sed to ssed in your system to help with
this testing. 

If ssed is indeed faster, better, and backwards-compatible, as well as
maintained upstream, we might want to use it as our sed for woody+1
(provided you email enough evidence that it would be a good idea, and the
sed maintainer agrees with the exchange).

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  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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