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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@hyperreal.org>
Subject Re: Adding the OS type
Date Mon, 04 May 1998 08:41:09 GMT
At 03:50 PM 5/1/98 -0400, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>This was raised, and then dropped... 

Well, it flamed out...

>Last I recall Ken and Dean had
>different views on how to do it, but as far as I can recall, Ken's
>had less impact on the API.

Actually, Dean's proposed patch removed the -DSERVER_SUBVERSION
compile-time option, which I think I agree with, for the same philosophical
reasons he cited.  If you have two eays of doing the exact same thing, it
can become a nightmare to support.  Removing redundant functionality is a
good thing.  Perl is not a counter-example.  :)

>Are we just gonna hold off until 1.3.0 is out?

Unless Ken wants to rescind his -1 on Dean's patch, I guess we should.

	Brian


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