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Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:49:06 -0400
From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Musl-extra: C general-purpose and utility library

On Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 09:38:17AM -0400, Gregor Richards wrote:
> I'm inclined to point out that there's another side to this coin:
> Although we all like to fault gnulib for having a bunch of
> unportable and unwise garbage, the vast majority of gnulib is
> portable implementations of functions that the libcs frequently get
> wrong. As usual, GNU is the worst user of gnulib, so we get a
> contorted view.
> 
> Much of musl could be extracted for similar purpose, but under a
> less painful license and with less bloat from supporting systems so
> ancient they're irrelevant and won't work anyway.

This is a very interesting idea. Very different from what philomath
proposed, of course.

Rich

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