Subject: Re: pkg/20978: mail/deliver is not compatible with recent NetBSD libc
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Giles Lean <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/2003 19:36:41
> Not even slightly borderline.  The specification says that they may modify
> their input, so passing them a constant string is a bug.

Yeah, you're right.  I can't have been too awake this morning.

> Any new, portable application will have to work with both implementation,
> so the important question is which one is better for old, broken
> applications.

Well, we know one that broke the new way, but asking the old broken
applications to stand up and vote which way they'd like to break
doesn't seem like much of a way to decide.  So I'll offer no further
comment. :-)