Linux and the 'clssic' computing world

ben bfranchuk at
Mon Sep 27 22:46:56 CDT 2021

On 2021-09-27 3:15 p.m., Nemo Nusquam via cctalk wrote:
> On 2021-09-27 10:07, Joshua Rice via cctalk wrote (in part):
>> However, much of the "Linux" software is in fact POSIX software, and 
>> can quite easily be ported between Linux and other *NIX-likes, such as 
>> Solaris, macOS and the *BSD family.
> I cannot agree.  Many developers ensure that their software runs under 
> their particular distribution and then call it POSIX. Porting to UNIX 
> systems, such as Solaris or macOS, can be difficult and tedious.  (Of 
> course, this is not a Linux issue.)
> N.

POSIX requires a byte to be exactly 8 bits I read somewhere.
C99 C standard?
Great for ARM and INTEL, not so great for the 36 bit computers.

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