Re: [dev] [PATCH] sbase: add cut

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 18:54:04 -0400

On Wed, Aug 01, 2012 at 11:02:52PM +0100, Nick wrote:
> Bah. There's a balance to be struck. Scripts which aren't awful
> should be supported. The issue is whether using cut constitutes
> 'awful'. I think it does not. There are legitimate cases where it's
> simpler and clearer than awk/sed.

The question is: since cut can be implemented IN awk, why should it get
a separate C binary? Anyone nattering about performance in a shell
script is barking up the wrong tree.
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