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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:09:50 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Priorities for next release?

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 02:35:52PM +0200, Daniel Cegiełka wrote:
> 2012/8/11 Rich Felker <>:
> > On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 02:21:39PM +0200, Daniel Cegiełka wrote:
> >> support for:
> >>
> >> extern char *__progname;
> >
> > Isn't there a different public name for this?
> argv[0]

I meant program_invocation_name or whatever ugly thing glibc calls it.
Of course if the goal is to make BSD programs happy, that won't really
help. I really wish somebody would just fix these programs to save
argv[0] themselves if they need it (or to hard-code their own names as
a string literal...) rather than keeping around the historical
practice of poking at implementation internals of the original libc
they used..


Yes, that's the "proper" public names...


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