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Re: Support for smaller glibc
On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 04:37:32PM -0800, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> "H . J . Lu" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > The current glibc 2.2 has many features. But some of them are not
> > needed in some cases. I am wondering if there is an interest to
> > make those features configurabled at the build time. The ones I am
> > thinging now are intl, iconv, iconvdata, locale, localedata, wcsmbs,
> > wctype and wide char IO. They will be enabled by default. But you
> > can disable them at the build time. It will make glibc much smaller.
> This is creating a test and maintenance nightmare. I never want this
> to be possible in the official sources.
The glibc developers don't have to configure/test it. As I said, they
should be on by default. You have to disable them by hand. People who
want it have to find someone who is willing to spend time on it. I will
work any problems which show up only when those features are disabled.
I don't expect there are many major problems.
H.J. Lu (email@example.com)