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Re: find -lname and -ilname implemented
- To: "M. Warner Losh" <imp_(_at_)_bsdimp_(_dot_)_com>
- Subject: Re: find -lname and -ilname implemented
- From: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida_(_at_)_ceid_(_dot_)_upatras_(_dot_)_gr>
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:33:41 +0200
- Cc: freebsd-hackers_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org, jonathan+freebsd-hackers_(_at_)_hst_(_dot_)_org_(_dot_)_za
On 2008-02-23 16:48, "M. Warner Losh" <imp_(_at_)_bsdimp_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> In message: <200802232322_(_dot_)_45288_(_dot_)_jonathan+freebsd-hackers_(_at_)_hst_(_dot_)_org_(_dot_)_za>
> Jonathan McKeown <jonathan+freebsd-hackers_(_at_)_hst_(_dot_)_org_(_dot_)_za> writes:
> : Yes, where it makes sense. I'm not at all convinced that this change makes as
> : much sense as you obviously think it does - especially given that it doesn't
> : add previously unavailable functionality, and that we have a ports system
> : which includes a patch stage for dealing with this sort of gratuitous
> : non-portability in ported applications.
> The change absolutely makes sense, and so far none of the arguments
> against it are really worth the time to respond to. I'm using
> packages not in the ports system. Frankly, the more gratuitous
> differences with the gnu tools we have, the harder the sell will be
> for companies wanting to replace their Linux systems with FreeBSD
> ones. The changes I made were absolutely trivial in the scheme of
> This knee-jerk reaction against gnu find functionality baffles me.
> The changes are trivial and make FreeBSD more compatible. It is such
> an obvious no-brainer that I frankly didn't expect anybody to bat an
So should I expect similar knee-jerk reactions to the just committed
`finger compatibility' option to implement du -l for hardlinks?
I think there *is* value in making things `less hard' for the user
who migrates from Linux, as long as the cost of implementing the
compatibility `shims' is not humongous. I'm completely baffled by
the reactions to the recent find changes :/
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