Subject: Re: Compiler warning levels and sccsid/rcsid
To: Kenneth Stailey <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/28/1995 01:37:20
>> I'd like to see #ident do something useful because it's one of the few
>> things I like about the old System V we've got. Putting the @(#) in
>> the #ident strings and being able to do a 'what' on the binary was
>> nice. When we got systems that ignore #ident, we were not prepared to
>> have these strings take up memory at runtime, so we stopped using them
>> and created a utility that writes them to another file.
>It is my experience that the SysV "what" program can see both "@(#)"
>SCCS comments and $foo$ RCS comments.  There is a "BUGS" section in
>what(1) man page that says this:

Err, are you sure about that?  The SunOS "what" definately cannot find RCS
comments.  What a lot of people do is put a @(#) right before their RCS
comment so "what" can find them.