Subject: re: padding problem
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/01/1999 18:38:58
this is some lossage with the compiler from what i remember from
looking at it recently.  this should be fixed.

   char sccs[] =     "@(#)NetBSD 1.3I (CYNIC) #1: Sun Jan 31 18:29:53 PST 1999\n\n";
   char *version = sccs+4;
   I'll commit the change to make to do this if there are
   no objections.

i like this even if the compiler wasn't fixed -- it just seems like
a far saner approach to this that does not depend on structure padding
like the old \0, \0, \0, \0, @, (, #, ) that we had in sccs[].  as i
recall it, the for nuls were added to make what(1) work on the sparc.

on a related note:  i hate how ipfilter's sccsids turn up :-(