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Re: Issues with progname

From: Pino Toscano
Subject: Re: Issues with progname
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:10:09 +0100
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On Friday 18 March 2016 09:52:08 Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 03/18/2016 09:47 AM, Pino Toscano wrote:
> > That works for me too, both for license and API -- but should progname
> > be rewritten (breaking users of it), or add a new getprogname module?
> How about if we (1) add a new getprogname module, (2) modify progname to 
> use it (without breaking progname's API) when possible, so that the two 
> interoperate, and (3) modify existing gnulib modules to use getprogname 
> instead of progname, if these gnulib modules are likely to be used in 
> libraries?

I fully agree with your (1) and (3), as they match what I also proposed

Regarding (2), I'm not sure that a getprogname()-like interface could
work with the existing progname.  I'd put that as second step for now,
and if it turns out to not work then progname could be marked as

I volunteer for the job, although next week.

Pino Toscano

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