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From: Tom Culliton <culliton@clark.net>
To: Uhl@rrz.Uni-Koeln.DE
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: RC => POSIX
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 10:22:09 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <199703061522.KAA24301@explorer2.clark.net> (raw)

> From: Malte Uhl <Uhl@rrz.Uni-Koeln.DE>
> And that's exactly his point! Why use BSD or SysV semantics when you can do 
> it posixly correct?

Uhm... So it'll work on those systems which don't have Posix support?
After all, the whole point of #if's for portability is... PORTABILITY!

To do wonderful new Posix rewrite of rc for "Posix" systems so it
suddenly doesn't work on all the old BSD and SysV systems that it has
worked on "all along" would be pretty darned silly in my opinion.
I've had to work on and port code to, too many "backwards" systems to
leave somebody else swinging in the wind like that.


             reply	other threads:[~1997-03-06 15:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1997-03-06 15:22 Tom Culliton [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
1997-03-29 20:23 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-27  9:58 Malte Uhl
1997-03-26 11:54 Byron Rakitzis
1997-03-26 16:45 ` Greg A. Woods
1997-03-26  8:33 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-26 16:38 ` Greg A. Woods
1997-03-25 22:30 Byron Rakitzis
1997-03-24  9:18 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-24 20:22 ` Greg A. Woods
1997-03-08  0:13 Byron Rakitzis
1997-03-06 17:40 Tom Culliton
1997-03-06 17:15 Alan Watson
1997-03-06 17:54 ` Scott Schwartz
     [not found] <199703061512.KAA21040@explorer2.clark.net>
1997-03-06 16:57 ` Malte Uhl
1997-03-06 16:54 Tom Culliton
1997-03-06 14:09 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-06 13:46 Tom Culliton
1997-03-06 10:16 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-07  1:45 ` Greg A. Woods

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