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SubjectRe: Request for comment -- a better attribution system
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"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> said:
> Subject: Re: Request for comment -- a better attribution system
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> Albert D. Cahalan <acahalan@cs.uml.edu>:

[...]

> > It is nice to have a single file for grep. With the proposed
> > changes one would sometimes need to grep every file.

> The right way to handle that is to have a report generator that does the
> grep for you, or if you like simply returns the concatenation of all the
> map blocks so you can grep that.

Please, _no_ specialized-just-for-linux-kernel-hacking tools! Unix is great
because it has _no_ such for-one-task-only tools, which you have to learn
how to use each time a reason for using them comes around.
--
Horst von Brand vonbrand@sleipnir.valparaiso.cl
Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
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