AT&T 7300 C compiler

Henry Spencer henry at utzoo.UUCP
Tue Apr 9 02:39:01 AEST 1985

>    I just got a chance to play with the new AT&T Unix PC. Apparently the
> optional C compiler only allows 8-character variable names. What gives?
> The system is supposed to be System V Unix. I was under the impression
> that System V allowed long names. Am  I wrong about System V in general
> supporting long names?

"System V" is a generic term, like "Unix" (although not as vague, yet).
The recent releases have long names; the old ones don't.

"System V:  consider it a moving target."
				Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

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