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Re: [Edward S. Peschko] gettext and glibc

From: Edward S. Peschko
Subject: Re: [Edward S. Peschko] gettext and glibc
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 15:04:40 -0800
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On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 12:26:14PM +0100, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Edward S. Peschko wrote:
> > So what's the solution?
> Depends on the outcome of the problem analysis that I wrote up for you at
> http://www.haible.de/bruno/gettext-FAQ.html#integrating_undefined

well, considering that gettext is upstream to quite a few projects, that would 
be one
hell of a lot of analysis to go through, just for the sake of getting *other* 
to build. My guess is that I've faced every one of the scenarios on that page 
with the packages I support.

> > And am I going to get core dump errors if I keep using gettext-0.10.40?
> Yes, in some of the (rare) situations that lead to "undefined reference to
> libintl_gettext", with gettext-0.10.40 you would have gotten a core dump.
> Bruno

IMO this is a *big* problem with portability - if people are dependent on glibc 
'do the right thing' with gettext, then people are silently making their code 
unportable to non-linux systems.

And since there doesn't seem to be much impetus to port glibc to other 
platforms since
other platforms provide their own glibc's which tend to work well with their 
this is only going to get worse.


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