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Re: --enable-tiny option

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: --enable-tiny option
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 08:48:51 +0100

Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'd like to add a --enable-tiny option to coreutils. It'd work similarly
> to the one in GNU nano. When enabled, build stripped down coreutils with
> only the minimal features required by POSIX.
> The purpose of this is to be able to use coreutils for embedded systems, boot
> floppies, etc.
> Is such feature welcome? If so, I'll ask for copyright papers and start work.

Are the existing packages somehow inadequate?
I've heard of busybox.

I fear that any such effort would induce significant
additions of `#if' directives or -- worse -- duplicate code.
I don't want changes that make the code less readable/maintainable.
But I'll try to keep an open mind :-)

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