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Re: getline.h

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: getline.h
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 00:36:25 +0200
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Eric Blake wrote:
> Now that POSIX 200x is standardizing getline and getdelim as part of
> <stdio.h>, should we get rid of getline.h and beef up stdio_.h, then
> adjust all the callers (such as yesno.c) to assume this?

Hmm, can't we wait until the POSIX standard with these changes is official?
Arguments pro waiting:

  - The majority of users is looking at the newest released POSIX on the
    public web of www.opengroup.org. They will be confused if gnulib
    voluntarily deviates from that.

  - Decisions of a standardization comittee can anytime be changed or even
    withdrawn before the next standard release, causing double work for us
    if we follow the standard closely.

Arguments against waiting:

  - When the POSIX standard with these changes is released, it will take us
    less time to implement the changes.


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