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Re: [Bug-gnulib] stpncpy and AIX

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] stpncpy and AIX
Date: 25 Sep 2003 11:41:11 -0700
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> How does [AIX stpncpy's] behavior differ?

I don't know.  I couldn't find it in the AIX documentation at

> What about having an autoconf test detect it, and then
> compile the replacement function only if necessary?

That would be nice, particularly if the AIX stpncpy's signature
differs, because then it should even work with cross-builds (just
check for the proper signature).

> I'd rather not have to try to remember to use the gnu_ prefix
> in gnu_stpncpy.

That shouldn't be a problem; Bruno's proposed patch still lets you use
"stpncpy" in all code outside the stpncpy module itself.

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