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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