Subject: Re: RFC: Change SWI number base?
To: None <Richard.Earnshaw@arm.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/14/2002 10:00:07
On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
: > Both names should be places firmly in the 'reserevd for the
: > implementation' namespace. Even then that is cluttered badly.
: The implementation in the "public" namespace is there to satisfy the
: documented interfaces in the manual. Since it isn't part of ANSI/POSIX it
: must be a weak symbol so that the user can override it.
I'd suggest putting only a (double)-underscored version on libc, and using
libarch to provide a global symbol that redirects to the double-underscored
version in libc. This removes the public namespace annoyance completely,
and puts the global where it belongs: in an architecture-specific library.
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