Why does S5 lint dislike casts to long?

Henry Spencer henry at utzoo.UUCP
Sat Nov 24 08:59:11 AEST 1984

> I don't have SysV, but: have you tried the "-a" option?
> On AT&T versions of Unix (SysIII and after), it should
> suppress error messages about long assignments.
> In 4.1bsd, the "-a" option is reversed -- you use it to get
> (not suppress) messages about long assignments. ...

Berkeley is not to blame for this difference; that's the way it
was in the beginning, in V7.  It was AT&T that changed it.
				Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

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