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RE: igncr vs text mode mounts, performance vs compatibility

> From: Dave Korn
> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:37 AM
> To: Thread TITTTL'd!
> Subject: RE: igncr vs text mode mounts, performance vs compatibility
> On 25 October 2006 04:30, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> > I'm just curious here: *Why* do you (or anybody else) want 
> bash to not 
> > ignore \r's
>   Having a "senior moment", Gary?  The answer's exactly the 
> same as last time you posted this question: because of the 
> enormous commercial possibilities^W^W[*] performance gains 
> obtained by not having to read the entire file a single byte 
> at a time.

No no no Korns, you've misunderstood Eric's statement and my question based
thereupon.  Eric made a statement about "those of us who WANT literal \r as
required by POSIX" being able to circumvent the correct,
non-speed-compromised, "do-the-right-thing" behavior that he is
(re-)implementing.  My question was, to paraphrase, "Why would anybody want
the old, broken behavior?"  Seems a bit silly to walk when you can ride,
don't you agree?

Gary R. Van Sickle

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