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Re: error module should depend on progname

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: error module should depend on progname
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:50:38 -0800
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On 11/21/2013 12:52 PM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
> does xalloc-die really
> needs to report using error()?

xalloc-die is for use by standalone programs which
desire a particular standard way of handling memory
exhaustion, namely a diagnostic and nonzero exit
status like this:

   $ od -S 1152921504606846976
   od: memory exhausted
   $ echo $?

If you'd rather not have your program behave that way,
or if you don't want to depend on the error module,
you can substitute your own implementation of the
xalloc-die module, and invoke gnulib-tool with
the --avoid=xalloc-die option.  For sanity's sake
your implementation should include xalloc.h so that
its malloc_die signature matches the expected one.

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