Padraig Brady's [padraig at antefacto.com] 91 lines of wisdom included:
> kevin lyda wrote:
> again easy to change if they're not appropriate.
>> At this stage grep is obviously not going away,
> but perhaps as a first stage you could merge sed/grep
> to 1 binary, that behaves a little differently
> depending on what argv is, and also make
> any (tiny) changes to sed to provide all of grep's
What advantages does this have to two separate binaries?
I can think of one disadvantage straight off, overhead.
Sed's syntax is klunky and awkward, while grep's is easy and fast.
If I wanted I could hack cat to do what grep does, doesn't mean
there's any advantages to it.
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