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Re: vasprintf on DEC

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: vasprintf on DEC
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 18:46:11 -0600
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According to Nelson H. F. Beebe on 9/27/2006 6:16 PM:
> I've just created some new config files for my automated build process
> that drop the specification of the local library for snprintf(), and
> did builds of m4-1.4.7 with both cc and with gcc; all tests were
> successful, and I've installed the cc build.
> It is nice that m4 is able to adapt to a missing snprintf() (my own
> packages do this too, by falling back to the unsafe sprintf()).

Yep - that's the power of gnulib!  And this thread serves as a great
counter-response to last week's complaints from the FreeBSD camp about why
we waste time compiling snprintf as part of libm4, even when it is not
linked into the final m4 executable on modern platforms.  It's also nice
to know that other gnu projects based on gnulib have the same benefit of a
working snprintf.

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