Subject: Re: bin/7713: you can wall while mesg n
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Holland <email@example.com>
Date: 06/05/1999 20:25:13
> > Solaris and Linux are the same; then again, it's all the same code
> > base, so that's hardly surprising.
> I don't as much care about linux as about the commercial unixes.
I don't have any others I can wall on without disturbing vast numbers
> If we have the same behaviour as the commercial unixes here, i don't
> really think our behaviour is reasonably considered a bug without a
> fairly strong argument...
This argument itself leads to the perpetuation of any glitch in 4.3BSD
that most vendors haven't bothered to fix. Do vendors normally bother
with this kind of minor glitch? No.
When was the equivalent test put into write? Ages ago. Is there any
reason (besides inertia) that wall should be different?
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