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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:51:07 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Hello

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 09:43:13PM -0400, wrote:
> DRI is for HW acceleration, and is provided by Mesa.
> >     - Needs to fix certain glibc-only assumptions, like selecting
> >       fgetln() instead of getline() and fixing nonexistent __uid_t

Hmm, I've been thinking about adding fgetln. It's a really nice BSD
interface that's something like a more-efficient version of getline
(it can return a pointer into the buffer when possible) and the junk I
just added to make gnulib happy (which is slightly more powerful but
more of a pain for apps to use). I'm surprised glibc has it though; I
thought it was really BSD-only.

> >       and __gid_t defines.
> I've been working (occasionally) on an "uncdef" script to fix this sort of
> problem. What I'd like to do longterm is provide something that can
> automatically generate a patch (copy the tree, change, save diff).

What about using the existing git repo if it's there, and if not,
running git init and and initial checkin then git diff? That seems
easier than scripting your own copy of the whole tree to make diffs,
but maybe it's too heavy-weight for your taste.


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