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[Bug-gnulib] Re: getpass.h

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [Bug-gnulib] Re: getpass.h
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 10:30:12 +0200
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks.  I installed that, with two further changes.  First,
> getpass.c should include getpass.h (to test the interface), and
> it should include it first (to catch unwanted dependencies on
> other headers).  Second, this line:
> extern char *getpass (const char *prompt)
> was missing a semicolon, so I added it.  I took the liberty of
> removing the "extern" since I prefer omitting obvious redundancies (if
> this bugs you please let me know and I'll put it back in).


> coreutils currently uses getpass.c but I think we'll phase that out,
> as the only program that uses it is su.c, and we're thinking of
> removing su.c (nobody uses coreutils su any more, right?).

Before using gnulib's getpass, I actually wrote a module getpassword
which did the same as getpass-gnu, but didn't use the obsolete POSIX
getpass interface.  Perhaps it would be cleaner to rename getpass-gnu
to getpassword (or something), and fully deprecate getpass everywhere.


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