ANSI-fy of ranlib, ruptime and rdist [patches]

David Cuthbert dacut at
Tue Jul 27 14:11:36 PDT 2004

Matthew Dillon wrote:
    Yes, but the problem is that 99.9% of the time the cases where one
    isn't checking the return value are, in fact, not bugs.
Agreed with all of your reasoning and anecdotes except this 99.9% 
figure.  It might approach that here (DF) because there are a lot of 
eyeballs watching each commit and the calibre of developers is unusually 

If I had to haphazard a guess, I'd say it's closer to 80% in our shop. 
Sadly, there are people who will commit code simply because it compiles 
and time/budget constraints limit the number of eyeballs watching each 
commit.  (And, joy, I get to help unspaghettify their code...)


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