Re: [dev] print utility

From: Chris Down <>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:26:21 +0800

On 2013-03-31 10:19, Calvin Morrison wrote:
> Sed does many things and many things well, but the unix philosophy is to do
> one thing and one thing well.

What? I'm not even sure if this is serious any more...

These are interfaces to *languages*. The program does only one thing: interfaces
with the language.

If you are going to scrutinise something, scrutinise your own approach and what
you are hoping to achieve by completely crippling the user's ability to perform
basic functions that one expects from a text processing DSL, because that's what
these are.

Received on Sun Mar 31 2013 - 16:26:21 CEST

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