[openbeosnetteam] Re: Fix in posix headers

  • From: "Philippe Houdoin" <philippe.houdoin@xxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosnetteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 14:12:04 GMT

> Hi,

Hi Niels,

> There's a mistake in the net/if.net posix header file

In fact, we're way off the official POSIX standard on the net/if.h 
content :

Short list of things to be compliant, and we don't even are!

Fact is most of our current net/if.h should be private. ifq struct for 
a start, but 
that's a lot to check against each definition before being able to 
decide who should 
move to a private header...

> it includes socketvars.h (which is now private) 

Argh. You're right, including private headers from a public one is not 
a good behavior.
I've fixed that issue: no more private sys/socketvar.h header required/
Thanks for notice this issue.

> and it uses thread_id and sem_id 
> (which are unknown in posix namespace). 

Yeah, that's a known issue with our POSIX-ish, or should I say BSD-ish 
public headers: 
they're mixing a lot between OS-dependant and standard stuffs.

Until we rewrite/split these *POSIX* net headers to hide their ugly 
part, I don't have a quick and nice solution to offer.

Until we came with a better solution, and to unbreak CodyCam build, 
I choose to include OS.h to define sem_id and thread_id for the moment. 
At least this one 
is a public header file!

- Philippe

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