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Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 11:22:05 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
To: Tomasz Duda <>
Cc: Florian Weimer <>,
Subject: Re: AF_LOCAL

On Mon, Jul 11, 2022 at 05:04:15PM +0900, Tomasz Duda wrote:
> Done is better than perfect. It prevents some applications from starting so
> it is pretty bad.

No, inconsistent is worse than not at all. Not-at-all forces
applications to fix the wrong assumption. Inconsistent means
applications compile and run but silently (in sense of not producing
an error at build and/or run time) do the wrong thing on some systems.
One of the main criteria for exclusion of an extension from musl is
the existence of multiple conflicting historical definitions for the
same extension.

> On Mon, Jul 11, 2022, 16:56 Florian Weimer <> wrote:
> > * Tomasz Duda:
> >
> > > It seems to be implemented in other libs.
> >
> > Yes, but not in a consistent fashion.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Florian
> >
> >

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