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Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:23:38 +0200
From: Igmar Palsenberg <musl@...senberg.com>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 9/10] GLIBC ABI patches



>>>> Just nonsense aliases GNU uses...
>>>> Needed for ABI compatability.
>>> could we mark them as such? at least with a comment.
>>> I really like that musl is so readable. This patch adds some obfuscation that can simply be countered by marking it as "ok this is only here for reason X."
>> I would like to see those options behind a compile time option : It bloats musl with in many cases unneeded code. I test my compiles with musl, and I like it lean and mean.

> These are just aliases, not code. There's no bloat there.
> 
> One of the advantages of musl is its LACK of configurability: If you have “musl”, you know what precisely you're getting.
> 
> With valediction,
> - Gregor Richards
> 

While I agree with the above, I still have a few objections : 

- We don't want glibc compatibility. We want a good libc.
- That we even need those aliases is usually a case of bad automake / autoconf / bad feature detection.

Why bloat code with stuff to provide glibc compatibility ?


	Igmar

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