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Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:31:39 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: removed symbols in strings.h

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 09:25:47PM +0100, Jens Gustedt wrote:
> Hello,
> the functions
> int bcmp (const void *, const void *, size_t);
> void bcopy (const void *, void *, size_t);
> void bzero (void *, size_t);
> char *index (const char *, int);
> char *rindex (const char *, int);
> in strings.h are removed from the current version of the POSIX
> standard. Shouldn't that mean they should be put between guards
> (something with POSIX version and / or __GNU_SOURCE)


> and the symbols
> made weak in the library?

They're not referenced by anything else in the library and they're in
their own translation units, so whether they're weak makes no


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