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Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 02:39:49 +0200
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] Add basic sys/cdefs.h found on most unix

On 10/21/2012 02:38 AM, Abdoulaye Walsimou GAYE wrote:
> On 10/21/2012 02:11 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
>> As it stands, these libraries/apps won't work anywhere but GNU/Linux
>> (by "GNU/" I mean glibc-based) or BSD. If the offending code is
>> removed and replaced with what should be there, they'd be a lot more
>> portable. So I would not say sys/cdefs.h aids in porting them; I'd say
>> its presence gives these libs/apps a way to be lazy and
>> non-portable...
> I am not the writer of these applications and going to patch old 
> applications
> that are there for a while is just not an option.

why not ?
> May be it is incorrect, unfortunately it there for a while and some 
> applications
> rely on it.
and can be patched easily, as sabotage does for example.

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