DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2005-01
Re: Pretty please: no more lower-case macros !!!
Matthew Dillon wrote:
Certain lower case macros can not be removed because they are
defined by standards or manual pages and widely expected to exist
by programs written to a standard or manual page spec. Removing
them would create a much larger set of incompatibilities.
I thought it was obvious that I was not writing about the legacy
well-known macros, but about the fresh macros introduced by DragonFly,
which could never have been anticipated by the authors of the existing
I believe that the already introduced new macros must be replaced and
no new lower-case macros must be introduced.
Otherwise, with every new user that tries DragonFly, the chances of
discovering more and more ports broken by such macros is increasing.
I have found two such ports in my first ten minutes after installing
DragonFly and I am sure that more will be found if this trend is not
Best regards !