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Re: [RFC] pre-c89 in libltdl

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [RFC] pre-c89 in libltdl
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 08:56:56 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:

> libltdl currently tries to support K&R compilers (though I don't have such
> an environment to test on these days), where gnulib requires c89.  If libltdl
> is prepared to require c89, it can use gnulibs versions of xmalloc, xstrdup,
> strchr, memcpy, memmove etc.  libltdl itself will probably get a bit bigger in
> fairness, but the amount of code in ltdl.c maintained by us will be smaller.

It seems to me that you want to trade something which is the
equivalent of a hampster for something which is equivalent in size to
a horse.  Libltdl becomes dependent on a library which is likely to
cause conflicts when linked with other libraries. In addition to this,
there is severe impact on the libltdl usage license because now it
depends on (presumably) GPL source.

Perhaps you should reconsider the expected benefits.

Bob Friesenhahn

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