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Re: [open-source] Re: Wish for 2002
Thomas Bushnell, BSG <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
>> strlcpy is useful in situations where you want to just patch the
>> problem and don't want to deep analysis of the code to figure out why a
>> buffer is being used. This is an appropriate approach for a porter to
>> take. It's not clear to me that this is an appropriate approach for a
>> maintainer to take.
> Sure, but libc should be useful for porters too.
Yes, on that I generally agree, and I could see some utility in having
those functions available to people porting software to Linux, similarly
to how having them available in the BSD libc helps people porting software
I wasn't so much disagreeing with the assertion that they should be in
glibc as I was discussing the question of whether they're the right
approach for the maintainer of a package to use.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>