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Re: uptime (coreutils)

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: uptime (coreutils)
Date: 14 Mar 2004 14:30:14 -0800
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Roland McGrath <roland@frob.com> writes:

> > Well, libc should be the standard library for user programs on the
> > Hurd.  That is, a GNU/Hurd system should have one standard library:
> > libc.  
> Nonsense.  It already has dozens of standard libraries.

Not for user programs; those are all for servers.  It was you, in
fact, who insisted originally that we should not have a separate
library for "the Hurd", any more than there is a separate "Linux"

It's not a huge deal, but still.

> Nonsense.  We did what was convenient.  It is more convenient for writing
> applications if nonportable interface are in OS-specific libraries.  As I
> said, things with generic interfaces belong in generic libraries.  Few if
> any new interface belong in libc itself, but that is a very minor technical
> detail.

We haven't done that in the past; libc has historically had lots of
nonportable interfaces, and not just for the Hurd.  

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