sed vs patch (was: time to rename /stage1 to /tools?)
Rainer Peter Feller
rainer at maren.desy.de
Tue Sep 2 08:14:12 PDT 2003
On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Grant wrote:
> Greg Schafer wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 08:14:13PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> >>The book is supposed to be educational. Both seds and patches are
> >>needed to provide breadth. In geeneral, seds should be short and
> >>patches used for the more complex cases.
> > I agree with that sentiment. In fact, I'm sure that was the consensus last
> > time this issue was brought up :-)
> > Greg
> I would like to say that I fell in love with sed because of the LFS
> book. IMHO, the book must have some sed scripts and even one or two
> hairy ones. Just for the pure fun of it!
> Patches are like cars, everyone has one, but sed scripts are like steam
> engines, once the get going they really kick ass.
I would love to have both in each case, so you could see whats happening
but aply the patch.
CUH Rainer Peter Feller
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