Subject: Re: Binary releases and 64 bit off_t
To: Stephen J. Roznowski <>
From: None <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 04/04/1994 20:27:22
> Now that NetBSD has converted to 64 bit off_ts, what should
> be done about binary releases?

Well, although this might sound evil, I'd like to make the serious
vote: *don't* go 64bit! This is one of the (few) pets taken over from
4.4 that *I* don't want in NetBSD. Now, what are we going to do? I simply
don't think voluntarily introducing a MAJOR compatibility drawback to
older software (on both the source and binary levels) is a bad thing, more
so since this introduction doesn't give us anything new in exchange. Why
should anyone need 64bit file sizes on a system like the amiga? Why do
you want quad-arithmetic all over the place, for nothing? This is not
really meant to be a flame, but it probably is..  (BTW: just because it's
in 4.4 is no reason for me to not question it...)

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