[BusyBox] Sed and vi.

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Sat Oct 11 06:19:01 UTC 2003


On Friday 10 October 2003 05:08, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> In message <20031010192735.505e2d4f.bug1 at optushome.com.au> you wrote:
> > I think they might be ed commands, which is about the same as sed.
>
> You gess wrong. ed is not even nearly the same as sed.

Today, no.  Thirty years ago, they were almost exactly the same, having 
derived from the same code base.  (Filter out the gnu extensions and they're 
a lot closer.)

It should be possible to share some code between the implementations.  There 
ARE common functions.

Rob



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