At 2003-11-17T17:41:27Z, Francisco Reyes <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Thanks for shedding some light into this topic.
You bet. > -Z, --decompress > Decompress the input data before searching. This option is only > available if compiled with zlib(3) library > We could have said exactly the same you said about my suggestion... don't > add it.. people should learn how to use find, decompres, grep, YET this option WAS > implemented. That's a valid point. I think I'd counter by saying that adding that particular functionality was as simple as linking in a standard library and adding a couple of function calls, and had no affect whatsoever on regressive behavior. You could probably make the same pro and con arguments regarding programs that link to GNU's readline library; it adds functionality without increasing complexity, and has no effect on backward-compatible operation. -- Kirk Strauser
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