Subject: Re: POSIX named semaphores naming restrictions in sem_open()
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/2004 02:26:37
On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 07:59:55AM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Making NetBSD accept other syntaxes would not increase portability of the
> application. It would just be a hack to make it magically work on NetBSD.
Actually, as you note, it's worse than that; it actually *encourages*
programmers to rely on nonstandard behaviour. In this case, in fact,
it's precisely the kind they should not be encouraged to rely upon: the
kind that is highly likely to very widely from system to system.
Thor Lancelot Simon email@example.com
But as he knew no bad language, he had called him all the names of common
objects that he could think of, and had screamed: "You lamp! You towel! You
plate!" and so on. --Sigmund Freud