svn commit: r187332 - head/tools/regression/usr.bin/jot

M. Warner Losh imp at
Sat Jan 17 14:54:06 PST 2009

In message: <20090117185801.fcce79e9.stas at>
            Stanislav Sedov <stas at> writes:
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: On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 14:00:55 +0000 (GMT)
: Robert Watson <rwatson at> mentioned:
: > 
: > On Sat, 17 Jan 2009, Stanislav Sedov wrote:
: > 
: > > Was this discussed somewhere? I don't understand why we should restrict our 
: > > filesystem naming because of limitation of auxilary filesystems. There're 
: > > even more restrictive filesystems available, we couldn't support them all. 
: > > While previous modifications looked harmless this one seems questionable to 
: > > me.
: > >
: > > I understand, this is a bikesched, but I really don't see a reason. You 
: > > can't build FreeBSD on windows anyway.
: > 
: > Many of us would *very* much like to be able to cross-build FreeBSD from both 
: > Windows and Mac OS X, which would be highly desirable for embedded systems and 
: > appliance shops.  The first obstacle to making that work is that you can't 
: > even check out our source code correctly on those platforms, so fixing that is 
: > an important priority so that the remainder can be worked on.
: > 
: I think this should be rather worked out in these platforms themselves (e.g.
: by renaming files in the checkout files, and so on) withouth trashing our
: tree. While some changes could be understandable, the one I've replied
: completely broked heirarchy of jot regressions tests: before the names
: of files were coreesponding to the options used in the test, now you can't
: say exactly what options used by looking at the filename. This looks like
: a gratitous change and regression to me.

It isn't worth fussing about.  It is a trivial change and a heck of a
lot easier to deal with than trying to arrange for the files to wind
up in the right places after the fact.  While one might fuss over the
names here, there's nothing to prevent you from changing it to a more
proper name if you don't like the new name...


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