Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/usr.bin/file
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/05/2002 11:21:03
[ On Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 10:51:47 (-0400), der Mouse wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/usr.bin/file
> (b) The compiled file *reader* is a NetBSD-only program, I think?  Only
>     the *writer* is liable to be compiled with non-gcc?  In that case,
>     the writer should be super-careful, but the reader can overlay a
>     struct and count on gcc to make it work "right".

That would be a rather ugly hack that should be avoided if at all possible.

After all we're not talking about cycle-critical kernel interrupt code here!

								Greg A. Woods

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