Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:44:54 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] Have different definitions of __pthread_tsd_main agree in size On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 02:38:08PM +0100, Jens Gustedt wrote: > > there are posix requirements for environ so it must be weak > > i'm not sure about the alias though > > Anyhow the use of environ versus __environ was just not consistent > through the rest of musl. I have send another patch that should heal > that. The current intended usage is that __environ is used in ISO C functions and startup code that must not reference the name environ (since it's in the namespace reserved for the application), and POSIX and extension functions use environ. There's no reason the latter _need_ to use environ though; it was just more convenient and less implementation-specific. If you think there's a good reason to change it after reading this, let's discuss it. Rich
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