Subject: Re: creeping protocol defines
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 04/14/2000 09:56:12
In message <email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org writes
>>INET6 is defined unconditionally by the inclusion of
>>INET6 and NETISO (!!!) are both defined unconditionally
>>by the inclusion of gnusrc/gnu/usr.sbin/sendmail/Makefile.inc
> we define them unconditionally to help people who gets binary
> distribution happy. basically, binaries are designed to be
> "protocol independent" - works fine on IPv4-only kernel, IPv4/v6
> kernel and IPv6-only kernel.
> if we make them conditional, binary builds will become complicated
> too much (and impose pain to users).
And forcing users to carry around IPv6, even if they don't want to,
_doesn't_ cause them pain? :-)