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Re: Should Glibc API be changed?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Should Glibc API be changed?
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:56:41 -0500

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  > I'm disappointed you chose a private mailing list for the discussion.

Of course I did.  This a sensitive issue; it is best to discuss it
without an audience.

  > I'm puzzled why you think this is a major change.  It only affects Emacs

A change that breaks other programs, and does not offer a trivial way
to fix them, is a major change.  Affecting Emacs is already plenty --
and other programs might be affected to.

  > The research in the parent thread suggests that I was mistaken and Emacs
  > should compile just fine after removal of the API.

I suspect a misunderstanding.  You may be using the term "API" in a
narrow sense.  I mean, everything about how programs can use Glibc.

This is not just about whether Emacs (and maybe other programs)
_compile_ without errors.  It's about whether they still work as

Dr Richard Stallman
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