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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:04:37 +0200
From: Quentin Rameau <>
Subject: Re: Promoting extension functions up from _GNU_SOURCE ?

> > Those POSIX-next functions shouldn't be exposed under 200809L anyway,
> > but under 202XXXL (whatever is decided at release), should they?  
> The only officially-supported is "latest". Up til now that's meant
> 2008 (+TCs) only, but my original intent was always that it be moving
> with the standard. We generally don't have different version handling
> unless there were interfaces *removed* in the new version (like
> gethostby* etc.), which are still exposed under the old version.
> If there's a reason this doesn't make sense in the future, it can be
> reviewed. But if multiple versions are to be 'supported' in any
> nontrivial sense (even complex header logic) there should be
> compelling reasons to believe just having the new versions would break
> things, not just a box-checking exercise.

Allright, thank you for the clarification!

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