Subject: Re: bin/15142: cron doesn't use login.conf process limits
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/15/2003 14:56:04
>> Then there was the time I tried to get .h files fixed when they
>> didn't include files they needed.  (I got a bald "not a bug, won't
>> be fixed".)
> Yes, this is a standards issue.  It would be a namespace violation
> for a header to define symbols it is not supposed to, and not all
> headers are supposed to be standalone.

Many of the relevant .h files are not standardized headers.  (A simple
example from my patch tree is the SPARC <include/fbio.h>.)

As for the ones that are, well, if a standard specifies <foo.h> and
specifies that <bar.h> must be included first, I believe the standard
is broken and should in that regard be ignored; one cannot use <foo.h>
without having <bar.h>'s symbols intruding on one's namespace anyway,
so there is no practical difference.

Not that I necessarily expect NetBSD to agree with me on this latter
point.  But there certainly are plenty of includes whose fixing would
not run into standards-conformance issues.

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