[TUHS] TUHS Digest, Vol 41, Issue 5

Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com
Tue Sep 25 13:19:56 AEST 2007

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 11:12:57PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> > As the guy who started this thread, I'm very grateful for the help.
> > All I wanted was the lint libraries I wrote, those were like include files
> > and it is hard to imagine Sun cares about those (I had to threaten to
> > quit to get them included in the release, back in the day of 200MB disks).
> What do you plan to do with them?

Nothing that interesting.  I was just passing them on to my team here at
BitMover as an example of a pile of work that was painstaking.  And had
to be exactly correct.

I wrote those so that you could develop on SunOS but retarget your code
for any other palatform and have it work.  Apparently I cared about that
more than most.  I felt strongly at the time that you'd be an idiot to
develop on any other platform, SunOS was way past being the best, it was
without peer.  So I felt safe in giving people a way to retarget their

Little did I know that Solaris was waiting in the wings.
Larry McVoy                lm at bitmover.com           http://www.bitkeeper.com

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