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Re: [Edward S. Peschko] gettext and glibc

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Edward S. Peschko] gettext and glibc
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:37:27 +0100
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Edward S. Peschko wrote:
> IMO this is a *big* problem with portability - if people are dependent on
> glibc to 'do the right thing' with gettext, then people are silently making
> their code unportable to non-linux systems.

What concrete counter-actions do you propose?

My proposal is that the one who encounters a portability problem to
non-glibc systems reports it to the package maintainer.

> And since there doesn't seem to be much impetus to port glibc to other
> platforms

Are you aware that ports of glibc to FreeBSD and NetBSD are already in a
usable state?


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