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Re: cvs commit: src/sys/sys errno.h

From: "Martin P. Hellwig" <mhellwig@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 22:11:56 +0200

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:

Jeroen I chose your thread to reply but the following isn't personal.

Perhaps its the best to lay this topic to rest for some days and then decide whether it's a good idea to make a big "full * compliant switch" so that at least developers have a reasonable working system to test their creation against.

For all practical (end user) purposes this switch is a non-issue.
However a trustable full compliant system is a big pro for not-so-great-coders so they know they get broken stuff when the f* things up in stead of being kept ignorant.

A competent programmer knows how to write "right" code and without saying goes that competents is very high here.
However an OS is a platform, depending on third party tools to be any practical, when those third party tools brake, the system is practical useless for the end user. But the system has to brake to let the third party developer know they did something "wrong".

So for developers it should be mandatory to have a full compliant system with the least amount of "bad hacks", other people (like me) are more interested in a stable working system.


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