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[bug-gnulib] Re: automatic prototypes

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: [bug-gnulib] Re: automatic prototypes
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 11:45:21 +0100

Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
> If you use gnulib, you currently need to include memmem.h, memrchr.h
> etc, which all are non-standard.  Why is that so different from
> including string-gnu.h?

It's not.
I was hoping to make those .h files unnecessary.

>> That sounds good, but it would be better not to have to include
>> any extra file at all.  For functions involving only types like
>> struct stat*, char*, uid_t, gid_t, pid_t, size_t, ssize_t, etc.,
>> that shouldn't be hard.
> I'd prefer this as well.  This could be solved by putting the
> prototypes for non-standard functions into config.h, see my "automatic
> prototype" proposal.
> Admittedly, it might be cleaner if there was a 'gnulib.h' which was
> generated by gnulib-tool, and that file could be included.  Then I
> could include it in config.h, and others could include it in their
> source code explicitly.

If possible, I'd like to find a solution that doesn't require
the use of gnulib-tool.

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