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Re: [Bug-gnulib] sysexits.h

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] sysexits.h
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 20:52:03 +0200
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Simon Josefsson wrote:

> I'm having some trouble
> figuring out the standard status of it.  I doubt it is part of
> ANSI/ISO C, but may be part of POSIX:2001.  How can I find out?  The
> libc manual barely mention sysexits.h at all.

POSIX:2001 (= Base Specifications Version 6) is available online at 

sysexits.h is not contained there, therefore a fortiori it is not part
of ISO C either.

Also I'd really like to avoid code with Berkeley copyright in gnulib. While
the clause 2 in this copyright may be acceptable for glibc, it'd be a
major annoyance to start keeping track of "does GNU XY's documentation
acknowledge the BSD copyright" for various packages XY. Maybe you can
produce a sysexits.h yourself, based on some freely available documentation
on the web, and by getting the common BSD values through a program looking

    printf("#define EX_USAGE %d\n", EX_USAGE);


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