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Re: getline use in CVS (getline.c and getline.h files)

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: getline use in CVS (getline.c and getline.h files)
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 23:49:18 +0300

> > I think the current CVS version is not consistent with the use of the
> > getline () function. Here is the main problems:


> > One solution is to remove the getline files, and to remove the
> > If you think this is the right way,

Surely, it is not. I have removed the duplicate getline.h from /lib
subdir and updated Makefile.am's accordingly.

> The best way is to have a LGPL implementation of getline to fall back to.
> Anybody have the description?  So I can make a quick implementation with
> fgets().  Of course patches are welcome.

Hmm, but do we need to actually rewrite getline.c, Alain? When I
started to move the necessary stuff from /lib to /mailbox some time
ago, you wrote:

  "getline.c and argcv.c are things that we wrote, you can change"
  "them to LGPL if that can make life easier.  I got no problem with"

(your message from Wed, 11 Sep 2002 23:46:02 -0400 (EDT), it can be
found in the bug-mailutils archive, thread "Fixing interlibrary deps.")

If this is actually so, then there's no problem, is there?


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