Subject: Re: gcc-ansi -pedantic and long long on NetBSD
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: T. William Wells <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1994 14:00:23
> > Because some of us understand why "pedantry" is good.
> Maybe those of you that understand why it is good should explain

Sigh. I'll explain, even though this is not the place for it.

Maintenance is something programmers don't like to think about,
though the reality is that much of the cost of programs is in
their maintenance. In a project of any size, the cost of one bug,
or even one re-coding for portability, that never happens because
-pedantic was used will vastly outweigh the cost of adhering to
its requirements.