Subject: Re: Assming char == signed char?
To: Bakul Shah <>
From: Rolf Grossmann <>
List: tech-ports
Date: 06/19/1995 20:51:22

on Mon, 19 Jun 1995 19:48:55 +0200 Bakul Shah wrote 
concerning "Re: Assming char == signed char? " something like this:

>>     The code should be able to compile and run with a NON ansi compiler.

> Isn't this kind of outdated at this point?  Also, there are
> some gcc dependencies (+ the long long type) so you can't
> compile either the kernel or many of the NetBSD programs
> with an ANSI compiler.

There are even more dependencies, on the libraries (mainly the c library)
for instance. Have you ever tried compiling one of the netbsd programs on
any other OS? You'll trip over may things, the easiest and most often
used are the err* and warn* functions, which makes porting at least
annoying, in rare cases maybe even impossible.

Bye, Rolf