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[Bug libc/20687] Non-conformant error description in errlist.c

Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|WAITING                     |RESOLVED
         Resolution|---                         |INVALID

--- Comment #3 from Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com> ---
(In reply to Dmitry V. Levin from comment #2)
> This wording was chosen on purpose.  GNU Coding Standards (see e.g.
> say:
> "Please do not use the term “illegal” to refer to erroneous input to a
> computer program. Please use “invalid” for this, and reserve the term
> “illegal” for activities prohibited by law."

Thanks Dmitry. I agree, and in this case I'm going to close this as
RESOLVED/INVALID. There is no rationale I see in POSIX that requires any
specific text, and the GNU Coding Standards clarify why we chose the text we

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