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Re: [PATCH] POSIX extended API set 2

Mouse <mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost> wrote:

> > NetBSD does things right, but somehow encouraging the write of
> > nonportable code is not The Right Thing, IMO.
> Like the way NetSBD does by providing extensions in libraries, like
> glob(3) or regex(3)?  
[many other good BSD additions]

You cite a lot of situations where we added good functionnality. Here it
is the exact same functionnaility, this is just about adding an alias
for standard-compliant system calls. Code written using NetBSD aliases
would have no benefit except being more consistent in the was system
calls are named. OTOH that code would not be portable. Little benefit,
big drawback.

Emmanuel Dreyfus

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