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Re: [Bug-gnulib] xalloc module dependencies

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] xalloc module dependencies
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 17:46:29 +0200
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> Does gnulib itself support pre-c89 systems?

With a little effort from the maintainer, yes. All the maintainer has to
do is to mention these old modules when he uses gnulib-tool.

> If it does we should list the dependencies correctly (and
> add a little bloat to every gnulib client in exchange for better pre-c89
> compatibility)

This is not an option. I, for one, don't want the GNU gettext configure
to be slowed down for the sake of 15-year-old systems.

> otherwise memset and memcpy don't belong in gnulib

We will end up removing memset and memcpy from gnulib eventually. The
question is: when?


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