Subject: RE: X11R6's odd directory layout
To: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/09/1999 23:41:22
On 09-Oct-99 Miles Nordin wrote:
>  and X includes in
> /usr/include/X11. 

I've allways thought the rationale behind this was so that a compile with:

cc -o Xfoo xfoo.c

would work without any problems, because:

#include <X11/xlib.h> (or whatever)
and /usr/include being in the standard -I path..  It's a novel concept I
guess.. but it's a really annoying layout if you ask me.

Tim Rightnour <>
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