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From: Felix von Leitner (felix-secauditfefe.de)
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 07:11:19 CST
Thus spake Thomas Bushnell, BSG (tbbecket.net):
> If you think the answer is "obviously not" then why do we have gets
> and getwd?
Because the Single Unix Specification says they should be there.
> And I don't think the job of glibc is to tell people not to use them.
> Though, I think a link-time warning is certainly appropriate.
You are contradicting yourself here.
> One of them was once, at least, to implement the functions in use on
> BSD and SysV systems. Certainly that is more useful than implementing
> the latest random edict from XOpen and Posix.
The job of POSIX and SUSv2 is exactly that: to define which APIs from
BSD and SysV should be there on all systems. If you think you need to
change that, please join the standards bodies. They will love to hear
your feedback, because that is their job to do.