Updated: ed-1.6-1

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Apr 25 14:08:00 GMT 2012


On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 09:40:39AM -0400, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
>Christopher Faylor sent the following at Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:36 AM
>>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.
>
>So then the next question is why did you check for an update?  :-)

Because I was going through my /netrel/src directory looking for updates
and 'ed' comes after 'diffutils'.

cgf



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