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Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:10:36 +0200
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Re: Todo for release?

On 08/15/2012 12:53 PM, Daniel Cegiełka wrote:
> 2012/8/15 Szabolcs Nagy<>:
>> * Daniel Cegie?ka<>  [2012-08-15 10:55:06 +0200]:
>>>>> - Support for __progname (Daniel)
> We often say that we don't want to reproduce 'ugly stuff from glibc
> etc.' (eg. __progname). This does not change the fact that a lot of
> code will require patches to fix __progname problem.

i don't think that "a lot" of programs need it. actually i never 
encountered it in the 200 packages i ported to sabotage,
and i even doubt that it is in pkgsrc as i never heard anything about it 
in the irc channel.
since this feature would add bloat to every program, i am strongly 
opposed to adding it.
instead you can just do a quick sed over BSD coreutils that use it.
> If Rich has taken
> the effort to rewrite/fix libc, we can fix __progname... if needed
> (it's really small patch.. discussed on the list).
> Daniel

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