Subject: Re: Including in ?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/17/2001 23:40:13
der Mouse wrote:

> > I notice SUSv2 says that <sys/socket.h> is a standalone include,
> > whereas we require <sys/types.h> to be included first.
> Are there any include files that _shouldn't_ be standalone?

For the <sys/socket.h> case, there is standards doco that says it should
be standalone.  I think my position is that documented kernel interfaces
defined in a particular header shouldn't require including prerequisite
headers, but I haven't thought it through that much.

> I believe
> not[%], and have been gradually fixing non-standalonenesses where I
> find them.  Of the .h patches in my private patch tree, a quick count
> says 40 (out of 97) are solely to add needed but missing includes.
> (Another handful have such changes but have other chagnes too.)  I'm
> sure I've only barely scratched the surface; to do a thorough job I'd
> try including each one standalone, with no code, and see what breaks.

I'd be curious to see the list that you have...

Simon Burge                            <>
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