xfind is not the standard find

The title "Find with XPath over file system" is a bit misleading. It is not the first time when I've got a question like:

When you say "The standard UNIX utility find now supports XPath", does that mean that this will be included in the standard find?

Now I've been asked at Lambda the Ultimate (and I like being noticed there).

The answer is:

No, it will never be included in the standard find: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-findutils/2005-01/msg00107.html, and I completely agree.

It looks like the title is a bit misleading. I wanted to emphasize that I hadn't written a program from scratch, but added the XPath facility to a legacy code, and the legacy code is the standard find.

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