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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:59:25 -0400
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader@...il.com>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Advocating musl to in windows subsystem and OS X

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 1:11 PM Brian Peregrine
<peregrinebrian@...il.com> wrote:
>
> Hey all,
>
> after thinking about my previous post (Advocating musl to the chromium
> OS developers ), it struck me that both Microsoft and Apple use some
> sort of libc too (Microsoft has the "subsystem for linux" on windows
> 10 now, and Apple's OS X is based on linux too -I think it was based
> on the "Darwin" linux distro.
>
> Microsoft probably uses glibc (as the subsystem seems to be
> canonical-made and they use glibc in ubuntu), for os x, I'm not sure
> what is being used.
> See https://itsfoss.com/install-bash-on-windows/
> https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-linux-distros-windows-10/
> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3601092
>
> In either case, Rich, perhaps you can propose to both that they use
> musl, and point them to your comparison
> (http://www.etalabs.net/compare_libcs.html ) ?
> Also, perhaps that comparison can have Bionic added too and compared
> to that as well ?
>
> Perhaps it's most appropriate to do this through posting an issue at
> their relevant repo's (for MS, it's
> https://github.com/microsoft/WSL2-Linux-Kernel/issues , for apple
> (https://github.com/apple ), I'm not sure which repo holds the libc.

Small nit... I believe OS X is closer to NetBSD than Linux.

Or at least the useland tools like sed, awk, grep are anemic like the BSDs.

Jeff

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