[nos-bbs] NOS, CYGWIN, WIN32, DJGPP, and future porting issues ...

Barry Siegfried k2mf at nnj.k2mf.ampr.org
Fri Sep 15 15:52:23 EDT 2006

["Maiko Langelaar (ve4klm)" <maiko at pcs.mb.ca> wrote]:

> To be fair, it's no secret that setjmp and longjmp were considered
> obsolete,

Something is obsolete only when the last person using the last
program to use it stops using it.  As long as setjmp() and longjmp()
are being utilized in programs which are still currently being used
and still do what people want them to do, then they are NOT obsolete

Do they have "modern" replacements?  Sure.  But they, themselves, are
NOT obsolete until they are no longer being used anywhere.

> but to take the MS approach and just get rid of it on the *next
> upgrade* is perhaps a bit too much (or is it).

MS is infamous for treating its users like this.  It's disgusting.
:(  Maiko, your story about Internet Explorer is extremely indicative
of Microsnot's horrible attitude of those who produce their software
and toward the people who use it.

73, de Barry, K2MF >>
          <|>      Barry Siegfried
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