On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 06:17:01PM +0200, Caolan McNamara mentioned:
> At 10:11 12.06.00 +0100, John P. Looney (Kate) wrote:
> >On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 03:45:31PM +0200, Caolan McNamara mentioned:
> > > I was always sceptical of qmail and its claims, but looking through
> > > his source and his website at http://cr.yp.to I think i might have to eat
> > > my own words. Supraparanoid programming, gotta love it.
> >I noticed he doesn't #include *any* system
> >headers in most code, and got more scared when I noticed that his
> >ideas of Makefiles differ from any other person...
>> Yeah that'd be because he has given up on just about all the standard
> c libraries etc, he doesn't trust them one bit. There is an element of
> truth in that where a spec is not nailed down implementers will do
> contradictory things, there are little rabbit holes here and there as
> to how functions will behave. Take the admittedly nonstandard snprintf,
There is also the fact that compiles are lightning quick - it takes about
30 seconds to compile the 23000 odd lines of (dense) code.
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