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Re: Is IRIX 6.5 obsolete?

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Is IRIX 6.5 obsolete?
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 14:36:37 +0200
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> On 05/22/2012 06:21 AM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Hi Simon,
>>>> I have reverted the strdup and select patch, and I'll treat
>>>> this as a user error.
>>> It was a user error. But the select.c patch was good: it fixed an
>>> earlier-undetected mistake (that would have likely been a compilation
>>> error on Interix).
>> However Interix probably made NULL available through the sys/select.h
>> header so it worked, assuming someone tested the Interix code.
> It may have worked by accident for now, but POSIX doesn't require it to
> work, so we are better off using an explicit include that POSIX does
> guarantee so that if future Interix ever fixes their headers for POSIX
> compliance, we continue to compile.  I say we keep the added #include in
> select.c.

That is convincing and I agree, so I re-reverted the patch.  The same
argument doesn't hold for strdup though: strdup is POSIX and it should
be available if the user doesn't disable it.  So let's leave that patch
reverted, I guess?


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