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Re: [PATCH] makedev(3): point people at sys/sysmacros.h
- From: Zack Weinberg <zackw at panix dot com>
- To: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk dot manpages at gmail dot com>
- Cc: Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo dot org>, linux-mtd at lists dot infradead dot org, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, linux-man <linux-man at vger dot kernel dot org>
- Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:47:54 -0400
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] makedev(3): point people at sys/sysmacros.h
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On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 7:31 AM, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
> On 04/19/2016 06:52 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> Defining these functions via sys/types.h violates POSIX namespace
> What do the previous lines mean? Violate namespace requirements how?
I think it's technically not true that they violate POSIX namespace
requirements, since they're only defined in the non-conforming modes.
The reason I originally proposed the change is that libstdc++
force-enables _GNU_SOURCE, which means people writing in C++ _can't_
avoid these nonstandard macros by using a strict conformance mode.