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Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 23:07:09 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
To: He X <>
Subject: Re: g++ fpermissive compilation error for strdupa

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 10:59:07AM +0800, He X wrote:
> > so it's been kinda nice that this is catching bugs in C++ programs.
> I agreed. I will see what bazel guys say about the usage of strdupa. Maybe
> they are willing to remove strdupa.
> > Maybe there's some way we can fix the C++ const issue but make it
> produce warnings when strdupa is used in both C and C++...?
> I have no idea why '-fno-permissive' does not work for me. But whatever, it
> is OK that the patch can not be merged upstream.

You have it backwards I think. At least as I read the message, you
need -fpermissive to allow this code to compile with the argument type


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