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Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 17:31:48 -0700
From: Paul Eggert <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Re: time64 abi choices for glibc and musl

Rich Felker wrote:
> this is a best-effort
> thing anyway, and can't inherently be expected to work, but the choice
> that makes things easy on the libc implementation side is *also* the
> choice that makes this work best.

It doesn't entirely simplify libc, as it enlarges struct stat and (more 
importantly) makes struct stat tricky. This is a judgment call, but I would say 
we're better off in the long run with a simpler struct stat that ordinary 
programmers will understand easily, even if this complicates nftw implementation 
during the transition.

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