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Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:52:23 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: removed symbols in strings.h

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 01:14:30PM -0800, wrote:
> #if posix ....
>  deprecated warning etc
> #endif

No, if it's removed from POSIX, then they can't be declared, since the
namespace belongs to the application. For instance, index() could be
an application-defined macro that does something completely different.
I doubt apps will do that for a while until POSIX 2008 is mainstream,
but that's what the text of the standard means.

What should be done, I think, is just exposing these functions under
the same rules gethostbyname is exposed under.


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