Updated: ed-1.6-1

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Apr 24 15:46:00 GMT 2012


On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 05:01:35PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Apr 24 10:35, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> 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.
>
>Maybe it's just some code cleanup to convert ed into a ful-fledged
>GUI editor...

Now that you mention it, there was a lot of commentary about transitioning
to lisp in the NEWS file.

cgf



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