moreutils: an 'errno' utility

Adam Conrad adconrad at
Thu Aug 12 12:05:22 BST 2010

On 10-08-12 11:58 AM, Stefano Rivera wrote:
> I saw this merge proposal, my first thoughts were: Wow, that's a neat
> trick, and a little freaky. Doesn't python have a dictionary with all
> the errno stuff in ti?. Then I tested, and had to wait a couple of
> seconds while gcc and headers were loaded. So I suggested Python to
> Dustin on IRC.

Ahh, yes, the GCC hack is dirty (and seemingly unnecessary, given that
it results in the same headers as the file glob in the else case?), and
yes, that's probably just as bad as (if not worse than) starting a
Python interpreter.  Point made.

... Adam

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