Subject: RE: The sys_errlist screw
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
Date: 02/22/1998 04:15:08
On 21-Feb-98 Charles M. Hannum spoke unto us all:
# **'). Any application using sys_errlist that was compiled before
# this change or does not use errno.h, will not be able to see the
# messages for new errors. Any application using strerror() or which is
Assuming you implement this, does that mean that suddenly all applications
using sys_errlist will just break? If so.. and this is released in 1.4, how
will backwards compatability with 1.3 and previous be achieved, or will that be
handled by a wrapper in the kernel?
I just know alot of 3rd party software likes to use sys_errlist.. I just don't
want to have all of it break and suddenly need to recompile everything.
Tim Rightnour - firstname.lastname@example.org