[Ilugc] grep error
shivanan at shire.symonds.net
Wed Mar 16 07:06:47 IST 2005
On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 19:47 -0500, Binand Sethumadhavan wrote:
> It really is sloppy programming if any software tries to do
> globbing internally (rather than pulling in the glibc version) and
> should be reported as a bug in the software.
A lot of software doesn't do globbing *at all*.
(I suppose that those that do, would use the existing library)
And its not just the expansion of wild-cards.
Even things like "substituting ~/ for the users' home directory" are not
I believe this needs to be done manually in the program -ie, there's no
canonical library call to do these substitutions.
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