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Re: hash-pjw license

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: hash-pjw license
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:40:20 +0200

Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 09/25/2012 06:19 AM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
>>  Would it be possible to relicense hash-pjw under LGPLv2+ or v3+?
> Makes sense to me, since the same code is distributed elsewhere
> in gnulib under LGPLv2+ -- see localename.c.  Jim?

Yes, switching it to LGPLv2+ is fine with me.

>> Also would it be possible to have a version that works with
>> non-null terminated strings? (patch attached).
> Sounds easy, perhaps in a separate file.
>> A question on this function is why do you use char *s to describe
>> input and not unsigned char*? Given that h is unsigned anyway I don't
>> see the purpose for having s signed.
> But 'char' might not be signed.  And here it doesn't matter whether it's
> signed, so it's cleaner to not say either way.
> The basic idea, originally, is that 'char' was supposed to
> be either signed char or unsigned char, whichever was faster, so
> the C tradition is to use 'char' when we don't care, so to speak.

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