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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: grep-2.5g

At 12:06 PM 2/22/2002, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>[This email is 9.5/10 on the McNulty scale]
>>On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 08:06:33AM -0800, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>Contact the grep developers.  I'm sure you can find an appropriate
>>>>mailing list here .
>>>Geeze yet another mailing list to subscribe to, get inundated with,
>>>pour through, etc just to get a little convenience! I think I'll alias
>>>it or something.
>>Thanks for sharing, however, there really is no reason that anyone in
>>the mailing list needs to know how you are going to be dealing with your
>>minor email problems.
>I was just saying that it was a bother for me to do this just to fix a minor inconvenience that
>I can address with a simple alias instead. I thought, since you already updated grep that you
>would be able to do this relatively simply. Excuse me for asking.
>(You know if they didn't make it such a bother perhaps more people would help out! It's not
>that it's a huge bother, just a small one. But the inconvenience I'm trying to get rid of is
>also relatively easy to work around. IOW the threshold of pain to subscribe to another mail list
>was slightly above the threshold of pain to maintain yet another alias (where "pain" is relative
>and slight))

If you find it too much bother to submit your idea through the proper 
channels and you think the actual implementation of the idea would be 
less work, perhaps that's the better way to go.  Implement it and send
the patch to the grep maintainers.  You don't have to join any list for
that and you get the benefit of immediate use of the facility you want.
Of course, if you're not a programmer, your only hope is to interest
someone else in making this change for you.  I agree that's likely to be
allot of work too, though I'd wager discussion of that subject is of topic
for this list.

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