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Re: Wish for 2002 ...
Paul Eggert <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Because it will encourage use of strlcpy/strlcat, and that will make
> application code harder to read and to maintain. That would be a
> real, ongoing, and growing cost.
I think that's fixable by warnings. That is, fix it the way we fix
the gets problem.
> I continue to think this is the bottom line in this dispute:
> should glibc _promote_ the use of these controversial functions?
Perhaps not. I think nobody should promote them; they suck. :)
However, glibc has many functions that nobody should use. Why should
we promote them? The fact that SUS says so is not a very good reason,
we don't work for them.