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Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:21:06 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: fopen64 and friends as aliases

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 06:59:46AM -0700, wrote:
>    Greetings,
>    I could not find in the archives any discussion of the above topic, and
>    was therefore wondering: would it be possible to have fopen64 and friends
>    (fseeko64, ftello64, tmpfile64) as aliases of the non-prefixed functions,
>    rather than having them #define'd as synonyms?  This will make most of the
>    musl-llvm patch unnecessary, and could probably help with other packages
>    as well.
>    Kind regards,
>    zg

For some of them like stat64, the #define is necessary anyway since
there is a struct that also needs to be mapped. So it's not so simple.
In any case, the aliases already exist for binary compatibility, but
some of them would be masked by these defines even if we declared them
in the public headers.

Really what you're asking for is just a workaround of a nonsensical
bug in llvm, which should just be fixed. There is no excuse for the
hack they're doing with namespaces; instead the names should just be
properly prefixed to avoid clashing.


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