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Re: Wish for 2002 ...
Thomas Bushnell, BSG <email@example.com> writes:
> However, glibc has many functions that nobody should use. Why should
> we promote them?
Because you can't remove functions from a library without breaking
backward compatibility, something that has a very high cost for glibc.
Should there be a point in the future when backward compatibility can be
broken, by all means remove them. I think it would make perfect sense to
move functions like gets() into a separate library only for backwards
compatibility with old, bad code.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>