newlib.hin in CVS pollutes namespace

Joel Sherrill
Thu Oct 16 21:55:00 GMT 2008


In newlib cvs, the generate file newlib.h now
includes a number of commonly used names by
autoconf packages like PACKAGE_XXX and HAVE_
constants.  This .h file gets installed.

Since a lot of files include newlib.h, it leads
to name conflicts and redefinition warnings in
other packages.  Are these really necessary and
can they be removed?

These got added in late September (rev 1.14->1.15)
and the log entry says regenerated for new libtool.

If so, I have no idea how to do so. 

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