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Re: Utility functions

From: Dmitry Bogatov
Subject: Re: Utility functions
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:24:18 +0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Nov 09, 2012 at 11:58 -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Yes, something like that could be useful, though this
> particular example won't work since xstrdup takes just
> one arg.
Yes, I meant `strndup()'. Well, then I will begin work to make new
module with functions like this. Is assingment must-have? It is in
progress now.

> > In it, there is pretty untrivial code for getting home directory in
> > non-GNU systems.
> That might be useful as a module, yes.
Okay. I think it will be pretty easy to decompose it from wget.

> I don't know about that one (I don't know what a .netrc file is....).
Take a look. http://www.mavetju.org/unix/netrc.php

> > And, another, unrelated question, why gl_INIT macro begins with
> > small letters?
> It's somewhat arbitrary, but at this point that convention is
> pretty common (gl_XALLOC, gl_YIELD, etc.) so I wouldn't mess
> with it.
What about patch to provide aliases?

Best regards,
        Dmitry Bogatov <address@hidden>, GNU Thales maintainer.
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