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Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:35:52 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: libstdc++ namespace pollution

On Tue, Jan 03, 2017 at 09:16:29PM +0000, Justin Cormack wrote:
> On 3 January 2017 at 18:29, Rich Felker <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 03, 2017 at 05:44:47PM +0000, Justin Cormack wrote:
> >> I have been trying to build a C++ program recently, and came across
> >> the issue that
> >>
> >> 1. libstdc++ always defines _GNU_SOURCE see
> >>
> >> 2. Musl defines pretty much everything once _GNU_SOURCE is defined
> >
> > So does glibc. :)
> This particular issue only happens with Musl, it includes more...

That might be a bug/unwanted behavior on musl's side then. Could you
help me check? I'd be happy to remove namespace-polluting cruft that's
not actually needed to meet what applications can reasonably expect


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