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re: CVS commit: src/external/bsd/top/dist
Christos Zoulas writes:
> On Jun 2, 7:36pm, lists%eitanadler.com@localhost (Eitan Adler) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/external/bsd/top/dist
> | I don't mind reverting this: it came out of a discussion on IRC. That
> | said, perhaps "cd /tmp" would resolve both issues?
> This is a 3rd party program that behaves everywhere the same way;
> changing it for NetBSD will just produce unexpected results for
> the user: How will I even know to cd to /tmp to look for the core?
> As I said, if you want it to run from a different directory, wrap
> it in a shell script or use an alias. These user-specific customizations
> don't belong in a general purpose program. It is a slippery slope
> to start making programs behave in random ways just because it is
> convenient for some uses. For example, I've never needed top to
> chdir before it grew a 'machine' subdirectory to fix the mess of
> ifdefs it required to run on multiple OS's. Are you planning to
> change vmstat to do the same? iostat? systat? Why not? These changes
> don't make sense (to me).
yeah - you're right about what we should do here and i'm ok
that the revert happened.
... but we should probably keep that part that removes the
chdir("/tmp") right before calling exit().
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