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Re: module 'fts-lgpl' not complete

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: module 'fts-lgpl' not complete
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 18:29:29 +0100

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> Building the module 'fts-lgpl' on Linux/glibc fails like this:
> gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I/packages/megatestdir/fts-lgpl/lib -I..     -g -O2 
> -c /packages/megatestdir/fts-lgpl/lib/fts.c
> /packages/megatestdir/fts-lgpl/lib/fts.c:75:20: lstat.h: No such file or 
> directory
> The reason is that the 'lstat' module is GPL.

Hi Bruno,

> Jim, would you agree to put the 'lstat' module under LGPL if we cut its
> dependency from the 'xalloc' module?

Sounds reasonable.

> Actually, using allocsa instead of
> xmalloc will also speed it up. What do you think about these two alternative
> patches?

The first one looks ok, but just using malloc would be simpler.
IMHO, performance shouldn't be a concern here.  This is a replacement
function to work around deficient systems, after all.

Regarding the second patch, I see no explanation for why it
makes such a fundamental change (not appending `.'?).

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