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Re: [bug-inetutils] route

From: Debarshi Ray
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] route
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 18:17:06 +0530

> If one has multiple variants of PF_NETLINK or PF_ROUTE, then you would
> need to add specific versions for each such system, and _that_ is
> ugly, and completely unmaintainable.  The commands do small, specific
> things, there is no harm, or what you percive as uglyness, in using
> #ifdef here.

Then those PF_NETLINK variants can be #ifdefed in the netlink_*.c
files. Same for PF_ROUTE. But combining entirely different socket
families in one file is completely different.

> You assume that PF_NETLINK and PF_ROUTE behave exactly the same across
> all systems, they might not.

No. I did not.

Happy hacking,

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