Subject: Re: unix define
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Erik E. Fair <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/1998 10:36:36
At 8:50 -0700 6/16/98, Greg A. Woods wrote:

>In each of the above cases a simple "#ifdef unix" would have sufficed,
>were it only reliable enough on modern machines to depend upon.  If we
>could be sure our software only needed to run on really modern and
>standards conformant system then perhaps _XOPEN_UNIX would do, but
>that's a blue-sky dream too.

Actually, the problem will be solved when NetBSD takes over the world; then
we won't have to worry about this at all, because everyone will be using
the same source code base. We just have to convince the world that FreeBSD,
OpenBSD and Linux (not to mention the vendor *ix's) are misguided, and
should be abandoned.

	with tongue firmly in cheek,

	Erik <>