Subject: Re: lib/34632
To: None <,,>
From: Antony Dovgal <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/27/2006 08:20:02
The following reply was made to PR lib/34632; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Antony Dovgal <>
To: Quentin Garnier <>
Cc: Christos Zoulas <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: lib/34632
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 12:15:01 +0400

 On 27.09.2006 11:37, Quentin Garnier wrote:
 > I am sorry that as a user you have to bear with the poor habits of bad
 > programmers, but in NetBSD we usually choose to help people write
 > portable code.
 Oh, I didn't know that a missing if(), which leads to different behaviour comparing to other OSes, means more portability. Tell me more about it. 
 Does it also add more stability for you? Or consistency with other systems? Wow, what a nonsense.
 >> >What's next? Handling NULL pointers in strcpy()?
 >> I don't care, sorry. As long as it works for me on Linux you can do 
 >> everything you want in NetBSD.
 > Now who's friendly, again?
 Surely segfault is the most user-friendly thing I can imagine.
 >> Again, this is only my thoughts, you can do anything you like.
 > I really prefer knowing about real bugs than hiding them.
 I personally prefer to deal with real bugs instead of OS weirdness caused by some purity reasons.
 But you don't seem to understand me, so I don't see any sense to keep arguing. 
 Do whatever you like, it's free world.
 Antony Dovgal