Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:08:34 -0500 From: Bobby Bingham <uhmmmm@...il.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: Best bikeshed ever (feature test macros) On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote: > > 3. Make as much software as possible "just work". > I would much rather that the software worked because it was correct, and not because musl worked around its brokenness. I realize this isn't a very practical viewpoint, especially if you hope to have musl see any adoption, but you asked for opinions and I think broken software should be allowed to break. The fixes belong in those projects, not worked around in musl. This is wishful thinking, but perhaps if we had a major libc that exposed this brokenness by default, it would raise awareness among the authors of other software and they would fix it. With glibc providing the kitchen sink, they have very little incentive to do anything about it, if they're even aware of it in the first place. I vote for #1. -- Bobby Bingham
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