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Re: memcmp module

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: memcmp module
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 15:39:13 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

"Derek R. Price" <address@hidden> writes:

> The memcmp module is only useful with AC_FUNC_MEMCMP, which Autoconf
> 2.60 declares obsolescent.  No other GNULIB modules reference this
> module, so could it be removed?

I think I'd rather keep this around a leettle while longer, since
it depends on C libraries, not the C compilers themselves, and on
a freestanding C89 system the libraries might be dodgy.

If we want to remove memcmp, we should also look at the list of C89
modules in MODULES.html.sh (assert, dummy, exit, atexit, etc.) and
perhaps remove them as well.  Some of them we'd have to keep (e.g.,
mktime, which works around many common bugs even in C99 hosts) but
others could go I suppose.

PS.  By the way, when you remove m4/c-bs-a.m4, please don't forget to
update MODULES.html.sh accordingly.

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