Re: support for POSIX 1003.1-2001 hosts

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Paul Eggert <eggert(at)twinsun(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: support for POSIX 1003.1-2001 hosts
Date: 2002-03-11 22:58:12
Message-ID: 200203112258.g2BMwCa25630@candle.pha.pa.us
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Paul Eggert wrote:
> > From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
> > Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 12:05:17 -0500 (EST)
> >
> > This is an interesting patch, but have not heard anyone else have this
> > problem
>
> That's not surprising, since I am purposely running a bleeding-edge
> system to test PostgreSQL portability. Nobody is shipping POSIX
> 1003.1-2001 systems yet (the standard was only approved in December by
> the IEEE, and it will not be an official ISO standard for a few more
> weeks yet). But when they do, you will run into this problem.
>
>
> > and am hesitant to add more cost to fix something that may not be
> > broken. Sorry.
>
> There is no cost to PostgreSQL in normal operation, since that part of
> the source isn't affected at all. All that is affected is some of the
> test scripts and documentation. I see little risk to incorporating
> the patch, but of course it's your decision.

We are kind of picky about adding complexity when it isn't required.

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