Subject: Re: SUSv3/IEEE 1003.1-2001
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Tomas Svensson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/14/2002 14:47:24
Thursday, March 14, 2002, 12:58:27 AM, you wrote:

SB> Tomas Svensson wrote:

>> Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 5:30:12 PM, you wrote:
>> NJW> Tomas Svensson <> writes:
>> >> Is there anyone working on or coordinating the implementation of
>> >> SUSv3/IEEE 1003.1-2001 (POSIX.1) in NetBSD?
>> NJW> Several people keep an eye on standards conformance for interfaces
>> NJW> that we do have, and I imagine that we'll be tightening things to
>> NJW> match SUSv3 here and there.
>> NJW> That said, full SUSv3 conformance and implementation of new interfaces
>> NJW> is not a Project goal. When we do add new interfaces we will endeavor
>> NJW> to align them with SUSv3 when possible, but there is not a sense that
>> NJW> adopting SUSv3 wholesale is a good idea.
>> Sure, but there are some new utilities and additions that seems to be
>> fairly useful, not all though.

SB> Do you have any specific suggestions and/or implementations for which
SB> utilities and/or interfaces you'd like to see in NetBSD?

I've only looked on parts of it, but some of the things that could
be useful are csplit, fuser, pathchk and support for base64 in