Subject: Re: sun-lamp CVS commits
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/06/1995 09:41:22
[ On Fri, October  6, 1995 at 13:28:45 (+1000), Simon J. Gerraty wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: sun-lamp CVS commits 
> I'd personally prefer to see unix defined though I can see that
> lawyers and other such types might be a problem.  

I don't think the lawyers will care about this unless someone gives a
directive to them to stomp out all "free" unix-like OS's [which would be
insane anyway, as it would only hurt a commercial vendor even if you
ignored the bad politics it would cause].  In such a case they might use
such internal similarties as a lever.

This is why I mentioned POSIX.  It *should* have been something they
delt with....

> Most such breakage though could be fixed by adding -Dunix to 

Yes, in fact if done in the right place it might even be transparent to
the current implementation (assuming one uses the default make rules,
which would also be a very silly assumption to ``make'').  [sorry!]

							Greg A. Woods

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