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Re: [bug-gnulib] deprecated functions

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] deprecated functions
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 09:50:21 -0700
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> OK, so where is the list of C functions containing pitfalls?

Good question.

> If you are serious about deprecating asctime, ctime, asctime_r,
> ctime_r, I think this should be reflected in both the glibc manual
> and the Linux manpages.

But glibc asctime does not have the problem, since it never has
undefined behavior.  The glibc manual isn't really intended to be a
manual for porting code to non-glibc systems, so this advice would be
a bit out of place here.

Perhaps we could add a portability section to the gnulib manual?

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