Subject: Re: problems with arpa/inet.h
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 06/08/1998 22:50:30
>>> ...before including <arpa/inet.h>, you need <netinet/in.h>.
>> any idea when the netinet/in.h dependency will be fixed?
> "fixed"?  It's not a bug; it's been documented that way for years.

Just because it's documented doesn't make it any less of a bug (or any
more of a bug, for that matter).

> Code that forgets <netinet/in.h> before <arpa/inet.h> will fail to
> compile on a lot more than just NetBSD....

So?  Its being widespread doesn't make it any less of a bug either.

My position is: every include file should be includeable on its own,
independent of what may be necessary to use any particular facility
that the file may provide (partial) support for.

					der Mouse

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