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

From: Steven Blatchford <>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 19:13:57 -0400

On 18:54 Wed 01 Aug, Kurt H Maier wrote:
>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.

Give this[0] a read and see what you think.

Received on Thu Aug 02 2012 - 01:13:57 CEST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Thu Aug 02 2012 - 01:24:04 CEST