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Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:38:31 +0200
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Re: printf POSIX compliance

On 06/08/2012 06:16 PM, Reuben Thomas wrote:
> The maintainers (Gary Vaughan and Eric Blake) are both active, so I
> think it's worth it; Eric works on gnulib too.
> You're right that of course for practical purposes it requires new
> releases using the fixed version of gnulib, but many of these issues
> (this one included) affect multiple packages, and also it's possible
> to "repair" a broken package by refreshing gnulib before building.
i was recently following a conversation in #gdb where GNU people (!) 
were trying to update gnulib and failed...
it took them about 5 hours to get everything fixed.
i don't think most users of gnulib want to go through this mess...

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