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Re: [Gnulib] wordexp function available on Android versions different fr

From: Luca Saiu
Subject: Re: [Gnulib] wordexp function available on Android versions different from 9? And how can we know? How do I discover that?
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 15:58:48 +0200
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Hello Bruno.

On 2021-09-03 at 15:48 +0200, Bruno Haible wrote:

> Typically functions get added to an OS or libc over time, and don't get
> removed. Therefore, if the doc says "unavailable in Android 9.0" it also
> means "unavailable in all Android versions ≤ 9.0".

Very interesting; thanks...

> Regarding Android: The Android include files from the newest Android
> Development Toolkit contain information when each function was
> introduced;

...Particularly for this.

>> I would like to use the function wordexp, which is in posix
> Are you sure you don't want to use glob() or fnmatch() instead?

What I actually need is variable expansion, and wordexp can be called to
do (almost) only that; globbing per se wolud not be needed, but I could
accept it as long as the resulting string is only one.

In the end I am implementing something from scratch.

Thanks anyway.  You are always helpful.

Luca Saiu
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