WG15 Defect Report Ref: 9945-2-35.3
Topic: Sed editing commands

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


Last update: 1997-05-20



	Topic:			Sed editing commands
	Relevant Sections:
	Classification:		Ambiguous

Defect Report:

Reference: Page 410, Section, "sed Editing Commands".

(i) Lines 8793-8744:

Was it the intent of the standard to change historical
practice by not having the 'n' and 'N' commands branch to the end of the 
script if the encounter the end of the input?

Please clarify this.

(Keith Bostic)

WG15 response for 9945-2:1993 

The standard is unclear regarding the specific behavior of the sed
commands 'n' and 'N' when the end of input is reached while in
a script, and no conformance distinction can be made between
alternative implementations based on this. This is being referred
to the sponsor.

Rationale for Interpretation: