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Re: utime module

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: utime module
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 10:48:54 -0700
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"Derek R. Price" <address@hidden> writes:

> Since the utime module only switches on the result of
> AC_FUNC_UTIME_NULL, and the Autoconf 2.60 documentation labels
> AC_FUNC_UTIME_NULL as obsolescent for lack of practical porting targets,
> would be okay to remove the utime module from GNULIB?

This one is a bit like memcmp, since it depends on C libraries,
not on C compilers themselves.  So one possibility is to put it
on the same watch list as memcmp, exit, etc.

I think only coreutils uses this module nowadays.  Jim, do you know of
any practical porting targets where utime(..., NULL) still doesn't work?  The
last time I heard of this bug in the wild was more than ten years ago, e.g.,

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