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Re: Pretty please: no more lower-case macros !!!

From: Adrian Bocaniciu <a.bocaniciu@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 11:12:27 +0000

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 FreeBSD ports.

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 stopped.

Best regards !

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