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Re: [1.7] Updated: libsigsegv-2.6-1

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 02:23:51AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 04:35:12PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
>>>>> I really don't like the games this package plays.  I'm halfway tempted
>>>>> to just make it nonfunctional in Cygwin.
>>>> It works just fine, especially now that it only uses SEH for stack
>>>> overflow detection instead of assuming that all SEH faults imply
>>> The point is that this is using an undocumented "interface" into
>>> Cygwin.  If we decide to change anything in SEH handler, which we do
>> >from time to time, this code is likely to break.  We are not likely to
>>> keep libsigsegv in mind if we make future changes to the exception
>>> handler.
>> Well, this line of argument also leads to the suggestion that we should
>> define a nice stable interface for it to use.  I haven't researched it
>> in depth but if, as it appears, this is a real library used by real
>> Linux apps to do a real job, and it is our goal to make those apps
>> "just recompile and work" on Cygwin as they do on Linux, then we should
>> give serious consideration to supporting libsigsegv and making what it
>> wants to do possible for it.
>> cheers,
> There isn't any actionable thing that I can respond to in the above
> other than to point out that it seems like seem like you weren't reading
> the discussion very carefully.

  Well, there isn't any actionable thing that I can respond to in the above
other than to point out that I actually /was/ reading the discussion
carefully, which is precisely *why* I made that suggestion.

  Perhaps we should both elucidate our statements?  It's so much easier than
playing guessing games.


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