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From: Oleg Verych <>
To: Rob Landley <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>, Sam Ravnborg <>,
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Subject: sed _s_gnu_alternatives_ (Re: [rft] (g)awk substitution)
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 09:40:51 +0000	[thread overview]
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On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 08:51:32PM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> 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.

I saw that. If you will test my first replacements and it will be ok,
i will go to this.

> 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.

No it's not, really. I don't want to see pipes, fork()s, disk seek,
when task can be done without it. I know, what awk is, and i hope it
will have its better time.

> > 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:

Well. I didn't expect such answer! So, after my trying to deal with
makefiles (there so many to cleanup and structure), i think it will be
easy to do so. I did contacted (ft)jam developers, but didn't get any
answer on current state of it vs GNU make.

> 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)...

Thanks for information.

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

Good luck !


  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-25  9:32 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/ 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/ Oleg Verych
2007-01-24 22:44         ` [patch, rft] scripts/ 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         ` [rft] (g)awk substitution (Re: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/scripts/ Rob Landley
2007-01-25  9:40           ` Oleg Verych [this message]
2007-01-25 18:03             ` sed _s_gnu_alternatives_ (Re: [rft] (g)awk substitution) 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/ Adrian Bunk
2007-02-02 21:01       ` Oleg Verych

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