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Re: [Bug-gnulib] addition: stpncpy.h, stpncpy.c

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] addition: stpncpy.h, stpncpy.c
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 20:52:30 +0100

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> This module provides the stpncpy function. Mostly taken from glibc.
> stpncpy.c is always compiled; we don't use AC_REPLACE_FUNCS(stpncpy)
> because AIX 4.3.3 has an incompatible/broken function of the same
> name.

Hi Bruno,

Thanks for all your work on gnulib.

In such cases, isn't it better to have a run-test detect
that the replacement function is necessary?  Otherwise,
everyone ends up paying a price (albeit small) in support
of some losing system(s).


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