Rob Landley wrote:
> You mean "The new shell script is much simpler, about 1/4 the size, runs on 
> Red Hat 9 from 2003, and isn't perl?" :)

And introduces unclear environment dependencies depending on how
external utilities are implemented.

The whole point of why that script was written in Perl was to have
access to arbitrary-precision arithmetic -- after it was shown that bc
would simply lock up on some systems.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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