DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2005-01
Re: Pretty please: no more lower-case macros !!!
: 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
Which macros are you talking about, specifically?
: 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 !
DragonFly is going to break a lot of FreeBSD ports, period. DragonFly
is not FreeBSD. There will be a focus on the ports/packaging system
later on, but that isn't the focus right now.
I am not particularly fond of #define macros either but as far as I
know we have not added anything non-standard visible to userland. If we
have, the items in question have to be reviewed.