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Re: _GL_EXTERN_INLINE not defined correctly in config.h for macOS

From: Ryan Schmidt
Subject: Re: _GL_EXTERN_INLINE not defined correctly in config.h for macOS
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:58:38 -0600

On Jan 17, 2022, at 16:14, Paul Eggert wrote:

> That part of Gnulib was introduced in 2013:
> https://lists.gnu.org/r/bug-gnulib/2013-11/msg00045.html
> and as I vaguely recall was in response to this macports ticket:
> https://trac.macports.org/ticket/41033

> I don't know whether the macOS world has moved on and nobody cares about 
> older Apple releases with the ctype.h bug. If so, we could simplify Gnulib.

MacPorts itself still runs on Mac OS X 10.4 and later and we do still have a 
number of users using older systems. More so than with other operating systems, 
I think, Mac users care about support for older OS versions because Apple often 
arbitrarily decides that they will not allow newer OS versions to be installed 
on older computers. So my 2 cents is that I would appreciate it if gnulib 
maintained compatibility with older systems. I said the same in the recent 
thread on this mailing list where we were trying to address a gnulib bug with 
determining the max path length that affects Mac OS X 10.5 systems.

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