Subject: Re: sys_errlist definitioni
To: J.T. Conklin <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/1996 22:49:11
> > The problem with this is that NetBSD changed the location of the
> > errlist definition from its location in 4.4-Lite (and Lite-2)
> > 
> > In Lite, it was in <stdio.h>, but it was moved to <errno.h> in NetBSD.
> > "stupid, stupid, stupid" especially since the "NetBSD API" which
> > had that definition in <stdio.h> had been around for a while.
> An API should be able to evolve.  Mistakes should be able to be 
> rectified.

Is there any reason that we can't put the definition in *both* <stdio.h>
and <errno.h>? We can mark it with a nice little XXX in stdio.h explaining
how stupid this is and how we hate backward compatability....


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