Subject: Re: src/gnu/usr.bin/egcs/common
To: Michael C. Richardson <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/17/1999 15:26:40
"Michael C. Richardson" <> writes:
>     Jason> IIRC, Solaris is still at *FOR THIS VERY REASON*.
>   Solaris also has a little more stable ABI.

In what sense?

We can still run Ancient NetBSD binaries and have had
backward-binary-compatible libc interfaces for a Long Time.

Yes, we probably _add_ things to our ABI more often than Solaris does,
but (with the exception of minor glitches) we've got a very good track
record of keeping the ABI backward-compatible.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.