Re: Bug#34956: ps formatting problem (fwd)
On Thu, 25 Mar 1999 19:09:48 -0500 (EST), "Albert D. Cahalan" wrote:
>Zack Weinberg writes:
>> On Thu, 25 Mar 1999 15:19:09 -0500 (EST), "Albert D. Cahalan" wrote:
>>>> There is a legitimate argument for this change: compatibility with Solaris
>>>> and IRIX, possibly all System V-derived systems. Code that relies on this
>>> Make that: Solaris, IRIX, Digital UNIX, and AIX. (basically every UNIX)
>>> Considering the above, portable UNIX apps may indeed expect a useful
>>> return value.
>> Last I checked, 4BSD and its derivatives were implementations of UNIX.
>Nope, neither in name nor in code.
This assertion demonstrates a total lack of knowledge of Unix history on
your part. There is no Unix system currently used which does not borrow
ideas, code fragments, or entire subsystems from BSD - not even that
abomination Novell chooses to call SVR5.
I am not interested in wasting my time on this argument anymore. Your
program makes assumptions which are not portable. I don't care that it's
Linux specific, that is no excuse for writing bad code. Fix your program.