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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: fnmatch.c includes alloca.h conditionally?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: fnmatch.c includes alloca.h conditionally?
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 15:40:17 -0700
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Derek Robert Price <address@hidden> writes:

> Actually, fnmatch.c still calls alloca() unconditionally, but it does
> look to me like the dependency reference in modules/argp can be removed.
> ...

>>Wouldn't it be simpler to change gl_FUNC_ALLOCA to always define
> This would work if you removed the #include <alloca.h> from
> alloca_.h.  In this case, I should think alloca_.h should #define
> HAVE_ALLOCA on platforms where it is deemed faster than malloc, such
> as when #ifdef _MSC_VER, as well.

Yes, that makes sense.

How about this idea: wait a day or two for Bruno to comment, and if he
doesn't then write up a patch?

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