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Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:48:13 +0200
From: "Arvid E. Picciani" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Best bikeshed ever (feature test macros)


i'm a bit confused over 1 vs 2.

On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:41:38 -0400, Rich Felker wrote:

> Using -D_GNU_SOURCE works 99%
> of the time, but the other 1% of the time it will _break_ programs
> that are already correctly using -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=700
> 2. Making the kitchen sink (_GNU_SOURCE) available by default.
> PROS: Works with most software and won't break software that's 
> already
> correctly using feature test macros.

I see how _GNU_SOURCE breaks stuff, but how does it not break if its 
the default?

(as for the opinion part: i don't work on GNU/Crap so almost all of the 
software i use musl with works fine now)

Arvid E. Picciani

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