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Should glibc stand for "GNU Core Library?"
- From: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:34:36 -0500
- Subject: Should glibc stand for "GNU Core Library?"
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Every time I speak publicly about glibc I have to explain
that it's not just an ISO C library, we have BSD APIs, GNU APIs,
POSIX APIs, networking APIs, identity management APIs, OS APIs
(syscall wrappers), etc.
Does "The GNU C Library" encompass the whole of the project?
Just like GCC went from "The GNU C Compiler" to "The GNU Compiler
Collection"... should glibc move from "The GNU C Library" to
something like "The GNU Core Libraries" since the project provides
key core libraries that provide much more than just ISO C.