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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: Broken clients
Date Tue, 23 Jul 1996 02:41:28 GMT
> Tom Tromey said:
> > Chuck> I don't think Howard's observation is quite good enough to
> > Chuck> reject system-provided regex outright. We have to balance the
> > Chuck> hassle of maintaining and updating another chunk of code
> > Chuck> that'll be statically linked into every instance of Apache with
> > Chuck> working around bad OS versions of the package.  Apache doesn't
> > Chuck> have to carry around OS regex as extra baggage. Someday Linux
> > Chuck> will get it right.
> > 
> > While I agree in principle, in practice things break from release to
> > release.  (Eg SunOS 4.1.4 has a bug in strtod that didn't exist in
> > 4.1.3).  So saying that "someday Linux will get it right" is pretty
> > optimistic :-)
> Amm... I'v kept quiet about this, but this is getting a little ugly... 
> to me at least. 
> Linux is one of the most stable UNIX platforms I've seen around.  It may
> not have the maturity of SunOS, but I'll sure but it up against any newcomer.
> And even some of the older ones.  Some probeblems are there, and they're being
> worked on, and I have to say the fixes do come out alot faster than some
> commercial apps.  I think HP is still shipping all new machines with a security
> hole, and put a note in their box saying 'oh btw, get this upgrade from our
> ftp site, if you plan to put this box on the net'.  And SCO is the worst of
> the bunch.
> <Aram>

Comparing Linux to HPsUX and $CO makes our point completely... :)

Sorry Aram. Couldn't resist. :) :)

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