Igor Schein on Sat, 06 Mar 2004 21:36:43 +0100

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a couple of gp issues


1) I would like to be able to concatenate command line gp options,
e.g. "gp -qf" instead of "gp -q -f".  And while we're at it, why not
have each option have both short and long variant, like every GNU
package out there.  Right now, for instance, -q doesn't have
--quiet (or --silent) counterpart, and --test doesn't have -t

2) Let's say I am piping a bunch of commands to gp, and I wanna skip
the one that takes too long and continue with the rest of the input.
I press ^C, and it does just that. However, if I need to ^C some time
later, it gets trapped somehow.  Here's a simple example:

% cat << EOD | gp -q -f
> \e
> while(1,)
> while(1,)
   echo = 1 (on)
? while(1,)
  ***   user interrupt after 2,250 ms.
? while(1,)

at this point ^C is a noop.