Interesting Coreutils Development

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Sat Jan 17 16:34:37 PST 2004


The latest beta of coreutils contains this interesting tidbit in the NEWS

** Configuration option

  You can select the default level of POSIX conformance at configure-time,
  e.g., by ./configure DEFAULT_POSIX2_VERSION=199209

The change is not worth backporting IMHO coz it's too invasive. But it at
least demonstrates that the coreutils dev's have seen reason and I also
believe it validates our proposed approach which basically does the same
thing with a patch.


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