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Re: Wish for 2002 ...
- From: tb at becket dot net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
- To: Jim Hebert <jhebert at jhebert dot cx>
- Cc: Roland McGrath <roland at frob dot com>, Paul Eggert <eggert at twinsun dot com>, <leclerc at austin dot sns dot slb dot com>, <security-audit at ferret dot lmh dot ox dot ac dot uk>, <libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com>, <open-source at csl dot sri dot com>
- Date: 11 Jan 2002 10:16:37 -0800
- Subject: Re: Wish for 2002 ...
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Jim Hebert <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This is astounding. Some BSD apps suddenly begin using a NON-standard and
> known-at-the-time-to-be-non-portable API, which breaks the vaunted
> property of glibc's ability to drop in, and somehow that's glibc's fault.
> And now 3 lists worth of people have to hear this highly ironic view of
> what it means to "[care] about standards"?
I didn't say it was glibc's fault. It's really the fault of the
bozoheads who invented the function. Which, I completely admit, is a
It's also not glibcs fault that standards committees do lots of stupid