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Re^7: Top 10 reasons to start using ack

by diotalevi (Canon)
on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:47 UTC ( [id://586871] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
in thread Top 10 reasons to start using ack

I don't think that's a reason to omit the feature, it just needs some care and maybe not everyone can use the feature. There's plenty of goodness available by reading from a "gunzip -c" stream and only slightly less by reading from Archive::Tar::Streamed. Sometime within the last month I wrote an iterator to read file by file from a tarball using that module but without any hoops to jump through. It's all easy.

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Re^8: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
by petdance (Parson) on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:49 UTC
    At this point, the big reason not to add the feature is that only one person has asked for it.


      /me asks for it too.

      holli, /regexed monk/

      That's fine. Let me add it then.

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        It's not a matter of the time to add the code. It's a matter of maintaining the code. All code has a cost associated with it.