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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Patch: File associations under Windows and spaces in fil

From: Gary Wong
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Patch: File associations under Windows and spaces in filenames
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 12:13:03 -0500
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On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 05:34:26PM +0100, Holger wrote:
> If you or somebody else could recommend a comprehensive, downloadable
> manual/reference on what is portably usable I'd be very grateful.

Personally, I usually use the GNU C Library manual -- "info libc" if you
have it installed, or available online at:


if you don't.  It documents everything available on the GNU system, which
is the primary target of GNU Backgammon.  It is also good about mentioning
which standards cover which features, which is very useful, because gnubg
specifically aims to depend on nothing more than ISO (ANSI) C.  (Anything
else can be used conditionally, by checking for it with autoconf.)

On the whole, don't lose any sleep worrying about coding standards or
portability; if any submitted patch is worthwhile, then there are enough
people here to eventually resolve any problems which might arise.  But
if you are able to verify that your code is portable without going to
undue effort, then that will save time later, so it is a significant

Thanks very much for your contribution!

   Gary Wong           address@hidden           http://www.cs.arizona.edu/~gary/

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