cvs commit: src/gnu/usr.bin/ld ld.c ld.h lib.c warnings.c src/gnu/usr.bin/ld/sparc md.h src/gnu/usr.bin/sort long-options.h system.h xstrtod.h

Munish Chopra chopra at
Sun Nov 9 13:52:35 PST 2003

Hiten Pandya <hmp at xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Richard Coleman wrote:
>> You might want to pull the OpenBSD sort into the DragonFly base.  I 
>> believe they've replaced the GNU version with their own (BSD license, of 
>> course).  I believe the same is true for diff.
>        Please, don't do this.  The OpenBSD sort and diff have far less
>        performance and do not contain all the features available in the
>        GNU counterparts.

You may want to talk to Tim Robbins (tjr at freebsd) then. IIRC he had taken up
the old BSD-licensed utils and modernized the code. Lately he added a bunch
of features that people were missing and brought performance up to par with
the GNU-utils.

I'm not sure if he's still working on them, some weeks ago there was a
discussion about when to bring them into FreeBSD.

>        If it is GPL'ed, it doesn't matter, because functionality comes
>        before license. :-)
>        P.S. For those interested, please see the discussions about this
>        on freebsd-hackers@ mailing list.
>        Regards,

Munish Chopra

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