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Re: My proposal for `PATH_MAX' and friends (was: What is ``access (NULL,


From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: Re: My proposal for `PATH_MAX' and friends (was: What is ``access (NULL, whatever)'' supposed to do?)
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 10:56:18 +0200
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At Tue, 10 Apr 2007 22:10:01 -0700,
Thomas Bushnell BSG <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> [1  <text/plain (quoted-printable)>]
> On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 21:44 +0200, Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> > Hello!
> > 
> > We're still being again and again annoyed by programs that use `PATH_MAX'
> > unconditionally.
> 
> Why stop with this one?  Let's just drop all the Hurd features and
> implement the same interface as Linux, as exactly as we can make it.

Legacy compatibility has always ruled the day.  As I understood it,
the idea was to write an OS, not a distribution.




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