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Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2017 21:33:17 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: musl new-year's infrastructure resolutions

On Sun, Jan 01, 2017 at 09:31:39PM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> > > Documentation. Existing manual should probably become a public git 
> > > repo that contributors can submit patches/PRs for. Putting
> > > together lists of (1) what's outdated in the current one, and (2)
> > > what new content would be most valuable, might be a good place to
> > > start and one that could benefit from community involvement.
> > 
> > I would love to contribute good/better documentation to musl.  If you
> > could make those lists I would definitely see what I could contribute.
> IMO the most important things that need to be documented are:
> 1. Everything implementation-defined that ISO C or POSIX requires.
>    Just making the list of these things is a big task. I think I
>    started it once and have notes but I don't remember for sure.
> 2. A list of all the nonstandard extensions supported by musl, both
>    extension functionality to standard functions as well as extension
>    functions, with documentation on how they behave. This would
>    probably take the form of a reference to some other document (like
>    Linux man pages) or implementation (like glibc) with differences
>    explained clearly.

BTW for reference here is the current (well, outdated) manual:

The md version is the source for the others.


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