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Re: [Nmh-workers] More autoconf poo: BSD42

From: Paul Vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] More autoconf poo: BSD42
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 03:06:16 +0000

On Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:12:43 -0500
Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:

> This code has two purposes: if you have a & in the GECOS field, it
> substitutes in your login name in to your real name field.
> Personally I always found this feature a bit dubious, and from my
> experience not much supports that.  I propose we just junk this
> support.

since none of my other tools support '&' expansion in the gecos field i
can't use it even if nmh did keep doing it. so, i am +1 for removal.

> The other use of BSD42 seems to be in msh.c; basically, if we get
> interrupted in a signal, longjmp() out of the signal handler back
> to the main command loop.  I guess this code was before signals
> interrupted system calls?  Anyway, I am thinking that this can be
> junked as well.  Any objections?

no objection from me on that. if a system lacks posix signals it will
likely also lack an ansi c compiler.

> (Okay, for purists; BSD42 also controls the use of the MIME content
> cache, for reasons I do not pretend to understand).

maybe just remove the #ifdef :-) ?

Paul Vixie

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