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Re: fixinc: svr4_ftw and _STYPES: huh?


Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> 
> This hack (present also in fixinc.svr4) has a clear motivation listed:
> to avoid a definition of something as 'extern' and then as 'static'.
> 
> But the fix itself contains a very unclear element: the curious use of
> '_STYPES'.  Do you (or anyone) have any idea at all why it is checking
> whether _STYPES is defined?
> 
> I'm thinking of making this another one of the 'enabled only for svr4,
> because I can't figure out what it's supposed to be doing' hacks.
> (DYNIX/ptx, the only svr4 system anyone's volunteered to test for
> me, apparently doesn't have the problem declarations.)

Then I would recommend leaving it disabled and re-enabling it
only for those platforms where squawks are received.


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