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

From: Andrew Hills <>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 20:33:14 -0400

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:
> 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.

Should sed be excluded? What can you do with sed that you can't do in
awk? For that matter, since Perl can do just about everything, if not
as quickly or easily, why not support just Perl, and no other tools?

--Andrew Hills
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