Subject: Re: `sun' and sparc/sun3's (was: Re: Diaspora, politics, and MI)
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/20/1996 18:09:21
> I think it's a good idea to move forward towards full ANSI compliance
> here, but on the other hand I can understand the concerns of those
> who are worried about how badly this breaks things.

It doesn't break many modern software packages.  i dunno about older

> Has someone
> gone and actually done this on a system and compiled up the usual
> lot of software to see how painful this change really is?

NetBSD/Alpha has never defined "unix", and i've never had a software
package fail to compile because of _that_.  (lots becuase of 64-bit
problems, lots because they didn't have configurations for
NetBSD/Alpha, but none because of 'unix'.)

There were a few problems with sources in the NetBSD source tree, but
i think they've all been dealt with.