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Re: proposed features for branching logic + minimal implementation

From: Assaf Gordon
Subject: Re: proposed features for branching logic + minimal implementation
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2020 22:05:30 -0600
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On 2020-10-06 4:47 p.m., Liam Quinlan wrote:
I would like to propose four related additions to the sed toolbox
(represented below, arbitrarily, as '@', 'k', 'j', and 'J').  In my
opinion, these additions improve sed's usability near one of its
weaknesses (restricted branching logic), and represent a solid value
proposition in light of their minor code change requirements.

Thank you for this suggestion and for providing the code - that's an excellent start.

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Now to the actual patch:
Looks interested, but may I ask for some specific use cases where each short-hand command would be used, and be a clear improvement over the existing commands ?

 - assaf

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