Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:11:30 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@....de> Cc: Jeff King <peff@...f.net>, git@...r.kernel.org, musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Regression: git no longer works with musl libc's regex impl On Tue, Oct 04, 2016 at 06:08:33PM +0200, Johannes Schindelin wrote: > Hi Rich, > > On Tue, 4 Oct 2016, Rich Felker wrote: > > > On Tue, Oct 04, 2016 at 11:27:22AM -0400, Jeff King wrote: > > > On Tue, Oct 04, 2016 at 11:08:48AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > > > > > > > 1. is nonzero mod page size, it just works; the remainder of the last > > > > page reads as zero bytes when mmapped. > > > > > > Is that a portable assumption? > > > > Yes. > > No, it is not. You quote POSIX, but the matter of the fact is that we use > a subset of POSIX in order to be able to keep things running on Windows. > > And quite honestly, there are lots of reasons to keep things running on > Windows, and even to favor Windows support over musl support. Over four > million reasons: the Git for Windows users. I would hope that in the future, git-for-windows users will be using musl, via midipix, rather than the painfully slow and awful version they're stuck with now... Rich
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