Text Processing Workbench question

Jonathan Broome jon at wilbur.uucp
Wed Oct 18 04:52:08 AEST 1989

In article <112 at vidiot.UUCP> brown at vidiot.UUCP (Vidiot) writes:
: In article <113 at dumbcat.UUCP> marc at dumbcat.UUCP (Marco S Hyman) writes:
: <Before worying about trivial little things like output formats ask if the
: <DWB works at all.  The very first thing I tried envolved tbl.  The output
: <was:
: <
: <	usage: /usr/bin/tbl [-T X] [--] [file] ... [-]
: <
: <No matter what the command line that's all the output you'll get.  A call to
: <ISC confirmed that tbl was broken.  And no, there is no fix.  And yes, it
: <will be fixed the next release.  Maybe some time this year.
: You've got to be kidding.  How can anyone ship a program that is that broken?

According to ISC's tech support folks in Santa Monica, this was one of the
first bug fixes they ever shipped -- it's the "X1" update.  Who told you
that it's broken and won't be fixed?  Call them again and ask about it.

 ---Jonathan Broome
 jon at wilbur.uucp

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