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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "mod_status.c doesn't compile" on SunOS 4.x
Date Tue, 23 Apr 1996 18:08:02 GMT
> In reply to Robert S. Thau who said
> > 
> > That's funny... the SunOS release I'm running (4.1.4) was released,
> > by Sun, well after Solaris was *long* in the field.  There isn't much
> > they can do about their previous releases, but that's not what we're
> > talking about here.
> Anyone got an old K&R or access to older unix systems, BSD 4.2 or earlier
> or early AT&T based systems? I suspect this is a hangover from before
> the ideas of grand unification or even C standardisation rather than
> some OS vendors simply getting it wrong.
> So you're still being unfair. I don't think Sun deliberately changed
> that to be against the standard I think they inherited it that way in 
> their original sources and their stuck with it now because changing it
> would break all existing SunOS 4.x binaries. Since Randy's shown a Dell
> system with the same I suspect this was in early BSD versions but I can't
> find old enough references quickly.

That was a SunOS 4.1.3 manpage that I sent to the list. I remember
encountering the same incompatibility between Dell SVR4 and HPUX.

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