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Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 09:35:21 +0300 (MSK)
From: Alexander Monakov <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] micro-optimize __procfdname

On Sat, 5 Mar 2016, Rich Felker wrote:
> I've thought about having libc.h define a macro simply named "hidden"
> for declaring things with hidden visibility; then files needing it
> could just include libc.h and do stuff like:
> hidden char *__procfdname_impl(...);
> This would be more a matter of de-uglification than abstraction. Does
> anyone particularly like or hate this idea?

I like it, with a further note that 'internal' would be more precise: a libc
does not hand off pointers to its internal functions to callers.

(well, 'internal' might be subtly broken in a toolchain due to zero real-world
use, but that's unlikely; it's probably handled exactly like 'hidden', and
does not help optimizers today)


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