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Re: Rumpification (was Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/envstat)
On Tue Dec 14 2010 at 15:12:31 -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Dec 14, 9:03pm, pooka%netbsd.org@localhost (Antti Kantee) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: Rumpification (was Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/envstat)
> | > There is another reason for not rump-ifying programs: They make them
> | > non-portable outside NetBSD. Something innocent like dd used to compile
> | > just fine under linux, but now:
> | I seriously disagree that we should implement all our utils against
> | the least common denominator of Unix. That's just an absurd approach
> | to development.
> I did not say that, but most utilities that don't deal with the kernel
> or particular drivers and/or OS features should be portable enough to
> compile on other Unix systems without drastic surgery. I've used NetBSD
> sources in many systems before and they were a tremendous help circumventing
> native brokenness.
I don't believe I've affected that ability yesterday or today at all,
but if you report otherwise, I'll fix it.
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