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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 08:27:13 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Priorities for next release?

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? Policy is generally not
to reproduce symbols that begin with __ unless they are:

(1) part of a documented public API, like stdio_ext.h, or
(2) not used as an API, but part of the ABI that results from
compiling a program against glibc headers.

This is the same issue as __secure_getenv, and the glibc folks
themselves even have declared that it's not to be used and made a
replacement symbol for the public interface.


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