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18 Sep 2002 03:03 randhol

Re: Why not just use "tr"?
Look Vidar Hokstad.


I wrote it in 5 minutes at one time I needed it. I needed it for both Windows (where tr is *NOT* a standard) and Linux. I guess you will say, but you could have installed cygwin blabla. Well why waste several Mb of disc space for a simple tool


I thought perhaps somebody else might like to use the program so that is why I put it up here.


I would urge you to rather put your effort into making something useful for the rest of us than roaming freshmeat critising whatever others do. I know I'll continue with developing my other application, so in the mean time please make yourself useful and then you can come back when my program is finished and complain why I didn't use tk/tcl in stead.


Preben


"De som skriker hyest har som regel minst komme med"

17 Sep 2002 14:07 vidarh

Re: Why not just use "tr"?

> % People really needs to learn to use
> the
> % standard toolset that comes with
> % practically every Linux distro in
> % existence and most Unix versions
> too...
>
> Or people needs to open their eyes to
> see that there are other things than C,
> C++ and Perl in this world?
>
> Preben
>
>


Using the standard toolset in no way has anything to do with using C, C++ and Perl over Ada. It has to do with using a standard tool like "tr" instead of writing and publishing extra tools for any small task and publishing it to Freshmeat to top it off.

What is the point of writing, documenting, and publishing a tool which functionality can be reproduced by one single, short line of shell script?

17 Sep 2002 13:40 randhol

Re: Why not just use "tr"?

> The command "tr A-Za-z
> B-ZAb-za" achieves the same
> thing...

Please do whatevery you feel like.


> People really needs to learn to use the
> standard toolset that comes with
> practically every Linux distro in
> existence and most Unix versions too...


Or people needs to open their eyes to see that there are other things than C, C++ and Perl in this world?


Preben

16 Sep 2002 06:46 vidarh

Why not just use "tr"?
The command "tr A-Za-z B-ZAb-za" achieves the same thing...

People really needs to learn to use the standard toolset that comes with practically every Linux distro in existence and most Unix versions too...

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