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Re: uptime (coreutils)

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: uptime (coreutils)
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 17:28:04 -0500 (EST)

> 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.

> We specifically chose *not* to have a generic "Hurd" library, because
> libc already *is* the generic Hurd library.

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

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