Updated: ed-1.6-1

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Apr 24 14:36:00 GMT 2012


On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 06:26:00AM -0400, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>On 23 April 2012 19:45, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>> On 2012-04-23 18:16, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 06:44:23PM -0400, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID)
>>> [E] wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Christopher Faylor wrote on Sunday, April 22, 2012 4:59 PM
>>>>>
>>>>> I've made a new version of ed available for installation. ?This version
>>>>> is a refresh from the currently released FSF version of this package.
>>>>
>>>> They're still updating ed!?!?!
>>>
>>> Heh.
>>>
>>> I was pretty surprised too. ?I couldn't believe I'd missed several
>>> revisions.
>>>
>>> Who in the world still uses ed?
>>
>> http://tinderbox.dev.gentoo.org/misc/dindex/sys-apps/ed
>> http://tinderbox.dev.gentoo.org/misc/rindex/sys-apps/ed
>
>The mksh testsuite requires ed to run successfully as well.

I think Barry expressed my incredulity a little more clearly.

I can believe that there are old configure scripts out there still using
ed but it's hard to believe that people are still uncovering enough
problems with ed to warrant multiple new releases.

cgf



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