diff /usr/include/endian.orig.h /usr/include/endian.h > endian.h.diff

Pedro Izecksohn pedro.izecksohn@gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 01:44:00 GMT 2010

--- Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> For this patch, given that it is just a bunch of rather obvious
> defines, I don't think we have to treat the patch as significant.

  I do not think that these macros are obvious. I think that I was
there when these macros were first implemented at 1987: I talked with
the programmer who was paid by the Correios to port everything from
the mainframe to the Apple II. I was a stenchy kid with his father,
that asked the employee what he was doing. When I asked about other
possibilities of endianness, the programmer answered about the PDP.
The programmer explained about BSD being a flavor of Unix. That talk
changed my life.

> However, please don't use _BSD_SOURCE.  The newlib/Cygwin headers are
> not set up like the Linux headers and the big bunch of definitions from
> /usr/include/features.h are not available so far.  The _BSD_SOURCE
> define is not honored or set anywhere right now.
> What you can do is to use _POSIX_SOURCE.  So, if you're going to use
> #ifndef _POSIX_SOURCE instead, and if you're creating a ChangeLog entry
> in the correct ChangeLog entry format (see the ChangeLog file), then
> I guess we can check it in.

  Would you agree with:

#if defined _BSD_SOURCE || ! defined _POSIX_SOURCE


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