Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: Greywolf <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/17/2003 12:22:53
>JC> It is entirely possible to be standards conforming *and* provide extentions..
>Well, no and yes.  You can extend to POSIX and still be compliant, but if
>you _rely_ on the extensions in your programming, you're not really being
>compliant.  Think about it.

Actually since no one has ever claimed (or would even attempt to) that the
build process is "strictly POSIX conforming" I don't think this matters
much anyways.