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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