Subject: Re: More on chars
To: None <downsj@SJ.Xenotropic.COM, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marshall Midden <email@example.com>
Date: 03/28/1995 07:54:12
> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 1995 09:11:26 -0800
> From: Jason Downs <downsj@SJ.Xenotropic.COM>
> In message <9503271101.ZM3394@warhol.me>, Robert Black writes:
> >The answer to this appears to be that there are a lot of places in the NetBSD
> >binaries that assume signed chars are the default but this is because they
> >haven't been debugged properly on systems which assume unsigned chars rather
> >than because NetBSD is supposed to be compiled with a default of signed chars.
> Huh? I can only think of two or three systems that even have unsigned chars
> as the native, and neither of them run NetBSD (currently).
> If NetBSD ever runs on an unsigned char box, the programs will probably
> get fixed. Otherwise, why bother? Almost everything uses signed chars.
I wish to take issue with the above. Is someone posts fixes, please
incorporate them. Thanks!