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Re: Is IRIX 6.5 obsolete?

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Is IRIX 6.5 obsolete?
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 13:15:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> It was configured with:
>> CC=c89 CFLAGS="-D_POSIX_SOURCE -I/usr/local/include" ...
> Bingo. On many platforms, the _POSIX_SOURCE macro has the effect of
> *hiding* declarations, not of enabling them:
> $ uname -srv 
> IRIX64 6.5 10060437
> $ cat foo.c
> #include <string.h>
> $ cc -E foo.c | grep strdup
> extern char *strdup(const char *);
> $ c89 -E foo.c | grep strdup
> extern char *strdup(const char *);
> $ c89 -D_POSIX_SOURCE -E foo.c | grep strdup
> Autoconf's and Gnulib's 'extensions' macro does a good job at enabling
> most useful declarations, but it cannot prevail against a user who specifies

Indeed.  I have reverted the strdup and select patch, and I'll treat
this as a user error.  Btw, is there any best practice on how to
document reverted patches in ChangeLog for gnulib, if at all?


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