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From: byron@netapp.com (Byron Rakitzis)
To: Bengt.Kleberg@uab.ericsson.se, woods@weird.com
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: RC => POSIX
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 17:30:43 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9703252230.AA13737@netapp.com> (raw)

>Byron has written that it is better to be portable than POSIX. He even
>mentioned ANSI C as a stumbeling block for portablility. To be
>consequent I therefore suggest that ANSI C is dropped (or POSIX adopted :-)

I'm not sure what you are saying here. I think I mentioned that
the fake ansi headers that rc ships are an obstacle to portability.
That doesn't have much to do with ansi C.

I think I would like to clean up the source so that it compiles
with an ANSI compiler, but omit the home-grown system prototypes
and typedefs.  Perhaps such home-grown prototypes anticipate
portability problems (e.g., having size_t be signed as on SunOS 4
could imply any number of bugs if the code assumes unsigned), but
I am not sure.

             reply	other threads:[~1997-03-25 22:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1997-03-25 22:30 Byron Rakitzis [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
1997-03-24  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 15:22 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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