sed compiler?

Stavros Macrakis <>
Wed, 28 Jul 1993 22:09:06 GMT

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From: Stavros Macrakis <>
Keywords: tools, DFA, comment
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1993 22:09:06 GMT

      A colleague of mine is working on a (very) large sed script that must be
      operated on a wide variety of platforms (SunOS, AIX, HP/UX, OS/2, SCO,

Perhaps it can be translated to Perl. Since Perl is quite portable and
source is available, this may be a good solution. A sed-to-perl
translator comes with the perl distribution. The other possibility would
be to find a version of sed with appropriate licensing conditions (e.g.
none) and distribute that along with the script.

Perl, if you don't know about it, combines the power and elegance (?) of
awk, sed, grep, C, csh and most of the small Unix utilities into one
language. It is available for anonymous FTP from
(gnu/perlXXX), (pub/perlXXX), and (perl/XXX), and is distributed under the GNU free
software copyright ("copyleft").

[Another possibility is GNU sed, same copyleft as Perl. -John]

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