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Re: [RFC PATCH] Remove bits/string.h.
- From: Wilco Dijkstra <Wilco dot Dijkstra at arm dot com>
- To: Zack Weinberg <zackw at panix dot com>, "libc-alpha at sourceware dot org" <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
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- Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:32:59 +0000
- Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] Remove bits/string.h.
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Zack Weinberg wrote:
> We just got rid of the machine-independent string inlines in the
> headers (bits/string2.h) thanks to Wilco; I propose we also eliminate
> the machine-dependent ones (bits/string.h). These are not on by
> default, and even if they were a good idea at the time they were
> introduced, they haven't really been touched in ten to fifteen years
> and probably aren't a good idea on current-gen processors.
Agreed, this looks like a great cleanup, so my +1. For some reason
people only ever add code, but never remove it, so every now and again
you've got to get rid of all the cruft...