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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:22:58 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Priorities for next release?

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 04:51:28PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> > I'm sending fgetln.c (+my diff), but please check it...
> > btw. it based on /usr.bin/make/util.c from OpenBSD:
> If we add fgetln, I'd like a much higher quality of implementation.
> It's not clear from the past documentation I've read for this function
> that it's allowed to use a shared static buffer for all FILEs, and
> even if it were, I find that really ugly. Instead, simply returning a
> pointer into the FILE's buffer when the whole line is already present
> in the buffer, and otherwise allocating a FILE-local buffer for it,
> would be a lot nicer. fclose could then check the FILE-local pointer
> and free if it it was allocated.

See attached. Does it work okay?


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