Subject: Re: bin/3277: mail can't count
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kevin P. Neal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/04/1997 01:14:03
At 08:43 PM 3/3/97 -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
>There is absolutely no reason to associate the bit size of an integer with
>address space. There are a fair number of systems (more than will ever
>run NetBSD, I'm afraid) on which int and long are different sizes, and
>pointers are as big as long... It's called MS-DOS in <foo> mode. (I can't
>recall what <foo> is...) Now, sure, we *probably* won't ever want to port
>mail(1) there, but maybe someone will decide to try it. :)
It'd kinda bite if someone decided to port some random NetBSD program to
run under AmigaDOS (it's not hard), and all they had was the Manx C compiler.
It has 16-bit ints.
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