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Re: conflicts between pathname.h and dirname.h

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: conflicts between pathname.h and dirname.h
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:17:17 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> writes:

> pathname.h and dirname.h define macros with the same names, but
> conflicting definitions.  Should they be merged?

Well, if you want my biased opinion, pathname should go.  :-)

The GNU Coding Standards say that one shouldn't use the word
"pathname" to describe file names.

This issue is controversial, though -- as I recall, Bruno doesn't
think internals like gnulib need to follow those standards.

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