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Re: RFT: *printf-posix modules

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: RFT: *printf-posix modules
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 16:12:40 +0200

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Do you feel like adding a few coreutils tests that currently fail
>> on common platforms but that would succeed if coreutils switched?
>> E.g., here:
>>   coreutils/tests/seq/basic
>>   coreutils/tests/misc/printf
> Yes, sure. Which tests exactly do you want to be included in gnulib?
> (I don't see any of the coreutils tests being commented out.)

I was asking if you could construct printf and seq
tests _in coreutils_ (in those tests/* files I mentioned)
that would currently fail.

> On a glibc 2.5 system, we should have:
> $ ls -l printf.o vfprintf.o vasnprintf.o
> /bin/ls: printf.o: No such file or directory
> /bin/ls: vfprintf.o: No such file or directory
> -rw-r--r--    1 bruno    user        20092 May 20 15:28 vasnprintf.o
> $ size vasnprintf.o
>    text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
>    3746       0       0    3746     ea2 vasnprintf.o
> So, on a glibc 2.5 system, the size increase of executables will be 0 bytes,
> since vasnprintf.o will not be linked in (coreutils only needs printf(),
> not vasnprintf()).

Good!  I hope it stays that way.

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