Subject: Re: man pages & style guide
To: J.T. Conklin <>
From: Don Lewis <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/07/1996 14:26:06
On Mar 7,  1:11pm, Julian Bean wrote:
} Subject: Re: man pages & style guide
} So, *never* have any #defines before system header files, unless you know exactly what
} you are doing.

You can't avoid this if you ever use -Dxxx=yyy on the cc command line.

} It could have horrible consequences in many ways:
} #define pid_t void
} #include <sys/types.h>
} Or even,
} #define rabbit_t double
} #include <sys/types.h>
} Which works absolutely fine until someone tries to port your code to some obscure
} operating system which has a rabbit_t in its sys/types.h

In this case you get what you deserve.  POSIX reserves the entire name_t
namespace for itself, not that I agree with this and despite all the
code I've seen that impinges on this space.

			---  Truck