[rescue] SGI Indigo2 & IRIX 6.5
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Sun Nov 30 21:33:53 CST 2008
> And, yes, the header files are in different spots. The various
> standards say that's okay.
The standards are wrong. Unless your metric of goodness is just
conformance to the standards.
> Linux's placement of the header files is no more or less correct that
> anyone else's.
No - unless, again, your only measure of correctness is standards
conformance. Compatability is a good thing, even when it isn't called
for by Standards.
Of course, this brings it to a question of what you want to be
compatible with. That's a reasonable point of discussion; my point at
the moment is that saying that everything conforming to the standards
is equally correct is simply _wrong_.
> There's no reason not to support "proprietary" UNIX.
There certainly is for me, as a software author. I have no interest in
supporting anything not open-source. This is partly pragmatic (it's a
lot easier to support stuff I run myself, and that does not and will
not include anything closed-source) and partly political (doing my part
to exert evolutionary pressure against closed source).
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