Subject: Re: NetBSD slogan fortune database
To: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
From: David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/04/2000 15:23:29
On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 12:24:07PM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
> In message <20000204142149.C6664@fundy.ca>, David Maxwell writes:
> >NetBSD: const long long uptime;
> As a language lawyer, I have to point out that the only way for it to change
> would be if it were 'volatile' too, but 'volatile...uptime' sounds bad from
> a marketing perspective.
I know... but to non-sticklers it reads like 'constantly long uptime...'.
I like the original because it involved the user... 'You!' Long uptime!
From the source tree:
#define _PATH_UNIX "/netbsd"
Or invented... (and not strict C(++))
#define PORTS, PKGS, X, RAID, UVM, SECURE, FASTFAST, MAINFRAME, HANDHELD, PC
const u_long uptime;
#else define (GOODLUCK!)
David Maxwell, email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org -->
Any sufficiently advanced Common Sense will seem like magic...