[TUHS] Mac OS X is Unix

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 08:12:04 AEST 2017


On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 2:07 PM Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> wrote:

>
>
> Plan 9 refreshingly evicted this nonsense from the native compilers
> (mostly) and the code base.[1]
>

Yes, You can write portable code without #ifdef, configure scripts, and
libtool. Plan 9 shows how.

Some people get upset at mentions of Plan 9, however, so for a more current
example, the Go source tree is a good reference. There's no cpp in Go,
thank goodness, and they've shown superior portability to systems that
revolve around #ifdef.

ron
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