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Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Mon Jun 18 20:53:01 UTC 2018

Yo Ian!

On Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:41:05 -0500
Ian Bruene via devel <devel at ntpsec.org> wrote:

> So why haven't the skeletons been fixed in all this time? The only 
> reasons I can see are Write Once Forget Forever, and unwillingness to 
> use more modern features that not all projects are able to use (which 
> could be an option switch).

Willingness implies thought.  A lot of UNIX code is from a time
before history.  Only the oldest of old necromancers even know this
stuff exists, much less how to fix it.

Even when Yacc (Bison) was new and cool, only a few nerds knew what to
do with it.

In a perfect world someone rewrites ntp_parser.tab.c in a modern

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