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From: Scott Schwartz <schwartz@groucho.cse.psu.edu>
To: Chris Siebenmann <cks@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu>
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: A general desire for rc 1.5/1.6
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 1994 17:21:59 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <94Aug2.172217edt.2542@groucho.cse.psu.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 02 Aug 1994 15:55:44 EDT." <94Aug2.155548edt.24077@hawkwind.utcs.utoronto.ca>

|  It would be nice if all the scattered prototypes for various system
| functions could be centralized in one header file; it seems that lots
| of systems have conflicting definitions for some or all of them, and
| it's annoying to have to touch four or five rc source files to get rc
| to compile.

One thing I'd like to see for 1.6 is some utility routines abstracted 
out into libraries.  I've already taken Paul's print routines and 
rewhacked them into libprint.a, fixing a number of bugs in the process
(which were benign since rc didn't exercise them.)  It's a little
bigger (5K vs 2K) but it does lots more (famous last words, I know).

If anyone wants to check it out, you can ftp it from

If similar things were done to the globber and glomer you could get
shell globbing in other programs (in opposition to the unix tradition
of not reusing code.)

  reply	other threads:[~1994-08-02 21:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1994-08-02 19:55 Chris Siebenmann
1994-08-02 21:21 ` Scott Schwartz [this message]
1994-08-08 18:57   ` Scott Schwartz
1994-08-03  8:12 Steve_Kilbane

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