Subject: Re: POSIX named semaphores naming restrictions in sem_open()
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/10/2004 02:26:37
On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 07:59:55AM +0200, 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	                            
   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