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Re: Proper Conditionals for POSIX CX and XSI
- From: "Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: newlib at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:01:42 -0500
- Subject: Re: Proper Conditionals for POSIX CX and XSI
- References: <51E6FFD2 dot 3030000 at oarcorp dot com> <51E76BEC dot 4080200 at users dot sourceforge dot net> <51E73D3D dot 6000809 at embedded-brains dot de>
On 2013-07-17 19:56, Sebastian Huber wrote:
On 2013-07-18 06:15, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
On 2013-07-17 15:34, Joel Sherrill wrote:
While this was still fresh, I wanted to ask what was the
proper conditional for methods marked as CX or XSI
in the POSIX standard.
This is what is done in glibc:
In short, <features.h> recognizes _*_SOURCE macros, which it uses to set
various __USE_* private macros which are used throughout the headers as
conditionals to control which APIs are made available.
Having this done *properly* in the Newlib/Cygwin headers would be a
big step to
fixing a lot of compiling incompatibilities with glibc. It is also a
tedious task, although it may not have to be done all at once
Unfortunately the GNU and BSD people don't talk much with each other.
In FreeBSD we have this _*_SOURCE evaluation in <sys/cdefs.h>. Since I
updated Newlibs "newlib/libc/include/sys/cdefs.h" a couple of weeks ago
we should consider to use the infrastructure already available (see line
535 and below). Due to license issues it is more likely that Newlib
will use code from BSD sources.
AFAIK it doesn't really matter which header provides this functionality,
as long as all affected headers include that one. However, IMO we need
to support all the _*_SOURCE options, particularly _GNU_SOURCE. It is
also necessary to #undef all the __*_VISIBLE macros at the beginning of
that section, otherwise you can get redefinition warnings in certain
Let's try to make that more compatible with feature_test_macros(7), then
we can start working on conditionalizing the standard headers.