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From: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
To: Oleg Verych <olecom@flower.upol.cz>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [rft] (g)awk substitution (Re: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh)
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 20:51:32 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200701242051.34153.rob@landley.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <E1H9pHf-0002Iu-4D@flower>

On Wednesday 24 January 2007 4:03 pm, Oleg Verych wrote:

> Let me propose you to test this as solution, that need no awk, only shell:

Actually awk is one of the standard Single Unix Specification (version 3) 
utilities and the kernel build uses it in a number of places, such as 
arch/alpha/boot/Makefile, drivers/eisa/Makefile, scripts/ver_linux.

Your objection is a bit like saying "and don't use cat".  I'm saying don't 
call cat "gcat" when you just mean plain old cat.

> p.s. who is going to make alternative to GNU make ? ;D

Me.  Seriously.  It's on my todo list, as part of the Firmware Linux project:

http://lwn.net/Articles/215941/

Although as major projects go, it's about fifth down on the list after getting 
toybox up to speed, writing a proper bash replacement shell, getting tcc to 
build an unmodified Linux kernel, convincing the uClibc guys to HAVE ANOTHER 
RELEASE ALREADY (it's been a year and a half, I _sent_ a cake)...

Today, I'm writing a gene2fs that produces streaming output (I.E. it works 
like tar).  It's not done yet...

Rob
-- 
"Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but
when there is no longer anything to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-01-25  1:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-15 21:24 [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/ scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh Rob Landley
2007-01-15 22:11 ` Sam Ravnborg
2007-01-24  0:49   ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-24 17:30     ` Rob Landley
2007-01-24 21:03       ` [rft] (g)awk substitution (Re: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh) Oleg Verych
2007-01-24 22:44         ` [patch, rft] scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh: replace gawk with shell, whitespace cleanup Oleg Verych
2007-01-24 23:30         ` [patch, rft] scripts/makelst: replace gawk with shell, update Oleg Verych
2007-01-25  1:51         ` Rob Landley [this message]
2007-01-25  9:40           ` sed _s_gnu_alternatives_ (Re: [rft] (g)awk substitution) Oleg Verych
2007-01-25 18:03             ` Rob Landley
2007-01-25 19:14               ` Oleg Verych
2007-01-25 19:38                 ` Rob Landley
2007-01-25 21:18                   ` Oleg Verych
2007-01-26 17:47                     ` Rob Landley
2007-01-26 20:14                       ` Oleg Verych
2007-01-27  0:18                         ` Tim Schmielau
2007-01-27  6:38                           ` scripts/makelst: bc -> shell " Oleg Verych
2007-02-03 11:24                             ` David Weinehall
2007-02-03 13:10                               ` Oleg Verych
2007-02-03 11:13                 ` David Weinehall
2007-02-02 16:36     ` [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/ scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh Adrian Bunk
2007-02-02 21:01       ` Oleg Verych

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