Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/usr.bin/file
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
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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