WG15 Defect Report Ref: 9945-2-33
Topic: Sed - Extended description

This is an approved interpretation of 9945-2:1993.


Last update: 1997-05-20



	Topic:			Sed - Extended description
	Relevant Sections:	4.55.7
	Classification:		Ambiguous

Defect Report:
Reference: Page 409, Section 4.55.7, "Extended Description".

Was it the intent of the standard to use "command" both in
line 8629 and again in the subsequent text (particularly
in line 8803)?  The two uses were not the same in historic
implementations of sed.

(Keith Bostic)

WG15 response for 9945-2:1993 

The first part of the extended description section 4.55.7
describes the form of a command using the term command, thereby
making the meaning of command in 4.55.7 ambiguous.

The standard is unclear on this issue, and no conformance
distinction can be made between alternative implementations
based on this.  This is being referred to the sponsor.

Rationale for Interpretation: