Linux and the 'clssic' computing world

Toby Thain toby at
Tue Sep 28 07:14:03 CDT 2021

On 2021-09-27 11:46 p.m., ben via cctalk wrote:
> 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.

We've been through this before. No.

> Ben.

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