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Re: Unix Domain Sockets error (was Re: [HACKERS] Alpha initdb fixed!)

From: "Pedro J(dot) Lobo" <pjlobo(at)euitt(dot)upm(dot)es>
To: Dwayne Bailey <dwayne(at)mika(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Unix Domain Sockets error (was Re: [HACKERS] Alpha initdb fixed!)
Date: 1998-03-18 11:08:12
Message-ID: Pine.OSF.3.96.980318120146.28381A-100000@haddock.euitt.upm.es (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, Pedro J. Lobo wrote:

>On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Dwayne Bailey wrote:
>
>>Re: your suggestion to use __alpha and not worry about the
>>makefile, I'm a little uncomfortable with that.  DEC's cc will
>>actually output different symbols, depending on the use of the
>>- -std flag.  I'd rather have something that we have explicit
>>control over, rather than relying on the compiler like this.  I'm
>>not violently opposed to useing __alpha or anything, it's just a
>>preference against it.
>

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>As you can see, __alpha and __osf__ are always defined. However, I
>understand your point. If we define 'alpha' in the template file, we are
>protected from mind-changing vendors that define __alpha in DU 3.2 and
>__alpha__ in DU 4.0 and alpha__ in DU 5.0 (just an example). From this
>point of view, the current approach is better. And, it's always easier
>(and safer) to leave things untouched.

Just a thought: I think we should make a distinction between architecture
(i.e., define 'alpha') and OS (i.e., define 'osf' or something like that),
now that linux runs also on alpha (and NT, if someone ever makes a port).

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