echo n | sed '\n\nnd'

Above command returns 'n' with GNU sed, and nothing with BSD seds and
OmniOS sed. The standard says


   -

   In a context address, the construction "\cBREc", where *c* is any
   character other than <backslash> or <newline>, shall be identical to
   "/BRE/". If the character designated by *c* appears following a
   <backslash>, then it shall be considered to be that literal character,
   which shall not terminate the BRE. For example, in the context address
   "\xabc\xdefx", the second *x* stands for itself, so that the BRE is
   "abcxdef".
   -

   The escape sequence '\n' shall match a <newline> embedded in the pattern
   space. A literal <newline> shall not be used in the BRE of a context
   address or in the substitute function.


but this is not clear at all. Which is the correct behavior here?


-- 
Oğuz

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