Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/17/2005 18:40:28
On Jun 17, 2005, at 4:29 PM, der Mouse wrote:

> I call it a bug not in the sense of "it's forbidden to do that" but
> rather in the sense of "the compiler should be *useful*, not do
> everything it is possibly allowed to by the spec to surprise people".

The only reason it is "surprising" you is because you are relying on  
behavior that is specifically described as "undefined" by the  
standard.  You do so at your peril.

-- thorpej