Syntax, shall we?

Felipe Contreras al593181 at
Fri Jan 25 10:12:43 PST 2002

On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 03:47:46AM -0800, Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee wrote:
> Yo,
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 10:40:35PM -0600, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > It whould be simpler if we can say... everything inside options tags is
> > going to be prefixed with --<option> and passed to the shell, tat way we
> > can forget about <system_command> and and doesn't need to account every
> > option.
> I think you are missing the point a little...
> Let's take the <link> and <remove> tags under consideration, using the C
> programming language.  All the functuality that the command line tools
> provide are available from system calls, heck those clt's use the system
> calls.  What would stop me from implementing either of those tags using
> those system calls instead of from clt's?  That's the kind of
> portability that matters, imho.  Any other way and it really is just a
> huge wrapper/shell script if you ask me.

Yes I know, look at the next line I wrote:

Unfortunately we are hidding from the shell. <-- Didn't you saw it?

Felipe Contreras
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