questions about nALFS

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at
Fri Apr 2 05:40:07 PST 2004

Reinhard wrote:

> Kevin, is your "todo"-list or roadmap publicly available?

The "todo" list is primarily in Bugzilla, at least for all the things 
that will happen in the near future.

> - exists something like a screenplay for nALFS?

I don't know what this means :-)

> - the current handler for search_replace uses "selfwritten" replaces. This 
> handler could not search for patterns. How about to change it to use the 
> system's sed?

This has been a topic of discussion recently; I don't know whether it 
would be better to use sed for this, or just build nALFS against the 
regex or PCRE libraries and do the search-replace with regexes in nALFS 

> - also I like to repeat my question about filename-handling for search/
> replace:
> Don't know, why most occurences of sed don't use the -i option but copy the 
> file away and use different files for in and out (may be cause of 
> sideeffects) - but sometimes sed is used with 2 really different files. One 
> to read from and the other to write to.

I think this is probably a good idea, making the output file path 
optional would work. Please enter an enhancement request in Bugzilla so 
we won't forget about it.

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