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Re: textutils doc fixes: warn about features that POSIX says must go soo

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: textutils doc fixes: warn about features that POSIX says must go soon
Date: 18 Mar 2001 09:30:14 +0100
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Thanks yet again, Paul!
I've applied that, and your similar patch for touch.

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
| I looked through textutils for obsolescent features that the next
| version of POSIX will require to be withdrawn, and found three:
|   sort +N
|   tail +N
|   uniq +N
| In each case, POSIX 1003.1-200x will longer allow a conforming
| application to support these options.  Users are supposed to use the
| POSIX options instead, which have been supported for many years.
| GNU textutils can't withdraw these features yet, since the current
| POSIX requires them, but the documentation and usage strings can warn
| users about the coming transition.  (I suppose we could rebel and
| continue to support the obsolescent forms unless POSIXLY_CORRECT is
| set, but I'm not sure it's worth the hassle and we should warn about
| the problem in any event.)
| Here's a proposed patch.
| 2001-03-17  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
|       * src/sort.c, src/tail.c, src/uniq.c (usage):
|       Warn that the +N form will be withdrawn.
|       * doc/textutils.texi: Likewise.

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