Subject: Re: lib/13794: RES_OPTIONS=debug is broken due to res_init.o build issue
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/28/2001 00:07:08
I see you chose not to reply to me personally in your message.
Kindly don't do that. It impedes rapid dialogue and convenience.

I drop netbsd-bugs from the cc list but leave it in the envelope.

| (This patch also includes my "ALLOW_HOSTALIASES" patch which allows you
| to permanently disable support for the HOSTALIASES env var; as well as a
| few minor documentation tweaks.)

That pertty much guarantees that it won't be applied, because no one is
likely to do the work of seperating out your changes, and they should
be committed seperately.

In principal, the person handling your patch could do that work, but
I certainly don't want to. You make more work for me, and that bothers
me philosophically. Make less work for me, please.

In any case, you provide no compelling argument for why
DEBUG should be wholesale replaced with RESOLVDEBUG. I will
accept that such arguments exist, but really, they should
be made, not presumed.