Subject: Re: unix define
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/1998 01:29:13
[ On , June 15, 1998 at 12:45:46 (-0500), Johan Danielsson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: unix define
> What assumptions can you make about a ``unix'' system?

There are several generic assumptions that have been traditionally made
about systems that define "unix".  In the past I've seen this more in
code that's ported to/from totally different systems, such as VMS, MVS,
MS-DOS, etc. without the benefit of POSIX compilation environments on
the foreign systems.

One very current example system using "unix" to specify features found
only on unix-compatible systems but not on VMS (for example) is GNU Emacs.

							Greg A. Woods

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