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Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 16:50:13 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] Add basic sys/cdefs.h found on most unix

On Sun, 21 Oct 2012 01:38:52 +0200
Abdoulaye Walsimou GAYE <awg@...toolkit.org> wrote:

> On 10/21/2012 01:18 AM, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> > On Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:15:43 +0200
> > Abdoulaye Walsimou Gaye <awg@...toolkit.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Signed-off-by: Abdoulaye Walsimou Gaye <awg@...toolkit.org>
> >> ---
> >>   include/sys/cdefs.h |   22 ++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>   1 file changed, 22 insertions(+)
> >>   create mode 100644 include/sys/cdefs.h
> > I'm pretty sure that the last three times sys/cdefs.h was proposed, it was rejected.

> Unfortunately many packages (wrongly?) use to rely on macros defined there,
> sometimes indirectly via <features.h>.
Yes, but that wasn't enough of a reason the last three times.

It isn't standard (-> not universal/portable), is very easily replaced, and even if it is added for compatability, it should not be used internally.
I would say that the last point is the most important.

Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com>

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