Mike Gerwitz

Activist for User Freedom

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* Initial implementation of cat and friendscatMike Gerwitz2014-06-171-0/+97
This is intended to be a very basic subset (for now) of cat that will be more efficient for general I/O (mainly pipeines between shell functions) than spawning a process. Benchmarks do show that it is definitely not always worth the trade off, but those situations are less likely to occur (large inputs) and, if they do, the author can be aware of it and use a function that will prevent the builtin from being used (I'll provide that as well, instead of `command cat`). I'll be writing an article on this with benchmarks to rationalize and explain in depth my approach.