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Re: findutils still broken

On Apr 22 07:49, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:37:50AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >I'm not sure this presumption is correct.  The d_ino field is not marked
> >as optional in SUSv3, it's marked as an XSI extension.  The crux with
> >XSI extensions is that (quote SuSv3) "Application writers may confidently
> >make use of an extension on all systems supporting the X/Open System
> >Interfaces Extension."  This covers practically every serious system in
> >the POSIX world right now.  If we drop d_ino, I'd expect another round
> >of suddenly broken applications.
> If there are programs out there which rely on d_ino then they are broken
> on cygwin right now and have been for some time.

It's more the existance than the correctness what I'm taking about.
I can easily imagine applications using d_ino only for keeping track
of directory content.  Mind you, I'm just concerned that dropping
the struct member could affect applications.  OTOH, that's what porting
is for, isn't it?


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