[uClibc] RE: Why use perl instead of sed to hack binutils, gcc

Erik Andersen andersen at codepoet.org
Sat Oct 4 16:59:21 UTC 2003

On Sat Oct 04, 2003 at 12:53:18PM -0400, West Suhanic wrote:
> Hello All:
> I am a new user of uclibc. I have been looking over the toolchain
> make file. I was wondering why perl is used instead of sed to hack
> the binutils and gcc code. Does perl have more capabilities than sed?
> Would a translation effort from perl to sed be viewed as useful or
> just a waste of thime?

I use perl since perl allows me to edit files in place.
Sed edits copies, which must them be moved into place on
top of the original file, which is a bit more dangerous,


Erik B. Andersen             http://codepoet-consulting.com/
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