Subject: Re: Assming char == signed char?
To: Bakul Shah <email@example.com>
From: Rolf Grossmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 Isn't this kind of outdated at this point?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.