[arch-dev-public] what about "ed" now?

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 14:10:02 EST 2009

On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 14:07, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
>>> I have made a change to the patch package that "ed" is now an optional
>>> dependency. I've searched through our svn and all I've found is that no
>>> other package depends on ed. I think "ed" is still a widely used *nix
>>> editor and you would expect it to be there.
>> Just out of curiosity, does anyone here actually use ed? I never used
>> it, not even once :)
> I've only used it once or twice. It's definitely neat, I'll tell you that.
>> Anyway, it's a 100kb package with no deps, and according to you, well
>> maintained upstream, so I don't think it's much important where it
>> sits.
> I say we keep it in core, for now. ed is actually a POSIX required utility.
> It appears the standards require registration to view - ugh. The LSB
> has a list of POSIX compliant utilities here:
> http://refspecs.linux-foundation.org/LSB_3.2.0/LSB-Core-generic/LSB-Core-generic/command.html
> See all commands marked [1]

I second keeping it in core. It's a standard and according to what
I've heard, is extremely useful for visually impaired users.


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