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Re: cvs commit: src/include stdlib.h

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 21:57:46 +0200

-On [20050430 17:32], Joerg Sonnenberger (joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>Is it still broken? Do you have a test case? I just have the normal
>DNS related problems with Firefox, but the resolver is on the list of
>things to work on soon.

There's a project right there if people feel like coding.  Get us
asynchronous resolving.

>Sorry, for the harsh reaction, but since this didn't introduce a big
>damage (a non-compilable port is often a small damage, even if it often
>used), I'd prefer a note first. I must have skipped the mail from walt,
>this was nothing personal.

I hardly take offense at things anymore. :P

>> >Nevertheless getloadavg() in Linux land has int as second argument, not
>> >size_t.  The same goes for Solaris.  So moving it from int to size_t seemed
>> >like a gratuitous change from a de-facto standard.
>Well, you know that Linux still plays the off_t is 32bit game?
>I want to push a common type convention into all of libc, if there isn't
>an explicit standard prohibiting it.

True, but on the other hand, we also have to play ball by the rules set by
some of the other OSes as well.  Then again, Linux has been gratuitously
different from BSD a lot of times as well, just because Linus had an itch.

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)wxs.nl> / asmodai / kita no mono
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