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Re: glibc fork ?



David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 16:04 -0600, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
>> As far as Fedora goes, IMHO we should watch the developments and
>> evaluate the performance of eglibc against a simple criterium:
>> if they add bugs or fix bugs. Next big performance anomaly in
>> something like MySQL will prove eglibc people's worth. If they
>> just wait for Jakub and Uli to fix it for them, I don't see us
>> switching.
> 
> I have no particularly strong opinion either way, and I agree with your
> assessment -- but do let me know when I can start using strlcat(). :)
> 

Never! Drepper is right about str* being an awful family of functions, even their new strl* incarnations.

Now, granted, I want them around, for the simple fact that I want to build BSD code on linux (that jot command would be nice to have...) but still.

--CJD


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