patch to remove deprecated operators

S.P.Zeidler spz at
Mon Mar 31 21:28:34 UTC 2008


Thus wrote bill fumerola (billf at

> >
> > contains my current proposal for the next IRRToolSet version. Comments?
> the patch would be more straightforward without including generated content
> (the and changes - they're distracting unless you've modified
> them post-generation, have you?). i understand that for netbsd ports, this
> is likely done to avoid build dependencies.

IRRToolSet-4.8.5 contains these generated files so I provided newer
versions; pkgsrc will rebuild them since gmake etc are available so it's
not a NetBSD or pkgsrc thing, it's more a convenience to the maintainer
provided the generated files are being kept.

> IMO, if users want to avoid
> build dependencies they should use packages.

If they exist :) But in the general case, yes probably.

> besides the generated grammar/parser, the rest of the changes (casts, proper
> includes depending on gcc version, changing the manpage Errors to have a
> proper prefix, asnum_string(), etc) all look good to me. the bug-fixes look
> right, but i haven't reviewed the code path. considering the source, i trust
> them.

Note that lots of these changes have been supplied by other participants
of this mailing list over the last year. As maintainer of the pkgsrc
package I get challenged with making it build on eg ancient Irix too,
which is due to the (otherwise probably rather silly) pre-gcc-2 patches.

> > ISC as maintainer would of course pick up patches as they saw fit.
> working with that maintainership has been confusing at best.
> i'm reluctant to disclose direct quotes out of because of netiquette.
> in private mails, ISC has given me the impression of many different
> positions of (all paraphrased) "why change it?", "won't fix until gcc
> actually breaks it", "not interested in a method for community submitted
> patces", "punt this software out of ISC to sourceforge/RIPE/etc", "fixing
> non-bug warnings are not important and/or could offend the original
> authors", "the toolkit does everything it's supposed to adequately".

Well, you got an answer. Which is better than I got for offering up a
ready-rolled compilation of last years input.

spz at (S.P.Zeidler)

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