Subject: Re: problems with arpa/inet.h
To: Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/1998 08:27:23
In message <199806090557.BAA16533@northshore.shore.net>, Mike Long writes:
>>> 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.
>This, folks, is what is commonly known as "an opinion." Many others
I would say that any man page that shows <arpa/inet.h> being included before
calling a function, ought to show <netinet/in.h> before that; this is the
>So, just how much time does your system spend reading the same headers
>over and over while rebuilding the world? How much time would that
>take on something like a VAX? Multiple inclusion protection does not
>keep cpp from reading the whole header each time it is #included.
Allegedly, if you do the #ifndef dance, gcc's cpp will DTRT... But still,
I'm slowly coming to agree with the "no multiple inclusion" crowd. Rob
Pike is probably the most eloquent on this issue...