Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 22:58:31 +0200 From: Hadrien Lacour <hadrien.lacour@...teo.net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: OS detection wrong on Alpine Linux 3.10 On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 09:21:48PM +0200, Bruno Haible wrote: > Rich, > > POSIX — like many other standard — allows different implementations to > behave differently. For example, iconv_open() and setlocale() behave > differently in different POSIX-compliant libc implementations. This is > OK. There is nothing wrong with it on either side. > > Unit tests  need to take into account the actual behaviour of the > software. It is normal that a unit test's core function produces a > different result with musl than with glibc. The "expected outcome" > part of the unit test, in this case, needs to be different. This is > an actual, practical need to know whether the config triple ends in > linux-gnu vs. linux-musl. > > > There is one kinda legitimate purpose for detecting specifically musl: > > It is not your role to tell us which code we write is "legitimate" and > which code is not. I am a grown-up programmer. > > Bruno > >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_testing > Sorry to waltz in like this but isn't it bad practice in general to rely on implementation-defined behaviours?
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