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Re: new module strdup-posix

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: new module strdup-posix
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:52:05 +0200
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Bruno Haible wrote:
> Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> right now strdup doesn't make sure ENOMEM is supported, and it seems
>> unclear whether the modules that depend on strdup actually require that
>> behaviour from the strdup module.  So as far as I can tell there is no
>> reason for the explicit dependency today.
> At least one module, getpass, requires strdup to set errno, because getpass()
> is documented to let the user distinguish among various failures [1].

Why not document "using the strdup module for the sake of replacing
strdup is now obsolete", removing the dependency when POSIX behavior is
not required, and calling strdup-posix just strdup?


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