[Gllug] open source centric ICT in Schools from Sept 2012 ?

Richard W.M. Jones rich at annexia.org
Sat Jan 21 13:52:40 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 09:13:54AM +0000, Alain Williams wrote:
> But these things were easily handled in a few functions within the
> application that contained all the nastyness inside them. The rest
> of the code was/is reasonably clean. The 'nasty' functions were a
> relatively small part of the codebase of most applications.

It's not so contained.  Take a look at Gnulib as a concrete example of
a portability library that is mostly concerned with different POSIX
implementations[1].  Gnulib is nearly a million lines of code ...


[1] Yes, it does Windows as well, but mostly it's trying to cover the
differences between filesystem ops on Solaris vs AIX vs HP-SUX vs some
other operating systems you've not used in a long time ...

Richard Jones
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