Re: [dev] GSoC 2010

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:55:29 +0000

On 3 March 2010 18:33, Chris Palmer <> wrote:
> Kurt H Maier writes:
>> > We need a desktop text indexing system that sucks less.
>> grep
> First of all, I had never heard of this program. It is so great! Wow! Thanks
> for the suggestion! In 45 minutes when my query has completed, I'll buy you
> a beer. I assume you prefer Coors Lite?
> Second, the newly-discovered grep program is horrible bloatware. 78KB on my
> system (the stali version will be larger due to static linking), when a
> simple awk script would suffice for the same purpose? Man, the people
> writing this new bleeding-edge software sure have no conception of the
> beauty of simplicity that reigned in the old days.

Stali's grep is smaller than your bloated 78kb dynamic executable, see
attached. It's 63kb actually and runs on all x86 linux platforms.


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