Subject: Re: Style guide
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 05/27/1997 21:34:32
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Marc Horowitz) writes:
>The code in NetBSD will not drop into any other unix derivative
>cleanly. It will require some work, some of which may be nontrivial.
>Deansification is relatively easy; there are tools to do it for you.
And then you cannot share your cvs tree. I am currently able to build
all the NetBSD applications I use using a set of custom headers and a
library derived from libc to add the missing functionality.
>gcc is a better compiler than then SunOS native one. And, as above,
>you can use unprotoize if you have to use the vendor compiler.
Ahem... Better when it produces correct code and it does not always.
>No, it simply means you need to have an ANSI compiler. ANSI is 8
>years old, which is approximately forever in computer time. The
>chance you will not have an ANSI compiler is very small. IMHO, the
>risk is worth the benefit. gcc has already been ported to practically
>everything which it can run on, and new hardware comes with ANSI
>I think we should optimize our style for NetBSD's use. If this makes
>using the code elsewhere substantially more difficult in a lot of
>cases, we should consider that, too. However, making our code better
>at the cost of a little more work for a few people seems like a good
>tradeoff to make.
I am fine with that if it will buy us something... I am not convinced that
using __P is such a difficult thing.