Why doesn't cc -ansi disable conflicting type for getline from stdio.h?

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Wed Jun 16 06:18:43 UTC 2021

In message <4018acc9-2607-67ed-0327-8a3c9bc647b8 at panix.com>, 
Kurt Hackenberg <kh at panix.com> wrote:

>The boundary between C and Unix has always been blurred a little in 
>practice. It's good to keep the boundary clear in your mind...

But but but...that's no longer necessary now that EVERYTHING is UNIX,
right?  So if you have a C compiler, and it isn't cross targeting for
some embedded sysetem, then you likely have all of the UNIX primitives
and all of the standard UNIX anmd POSIX C libraries at your disposal.

Didn't a read a few years ago that Windoze had basically absorbed all of
UNIX and that it now provides al of the same stuff, via libraries?

Or maybe I misunderstood.

It certainly seemed consistant with Microsoft's well publicised "embrace,
extend, and destroy" philosophy at the time I read that.


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