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Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc
On Mar 3, 2012, at 5:55 PM, David Holland wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 11:14:16AM -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
>> Maybe somebody can look at a full pkgsrc build to see how many
>> instances of gets are in it?
> Given the way bulk builds work, and various logistical reasons that is
> unlikely to change, the only practical way to check this is to remove
> gets locally before doing a build.
> Perhaps I'll do this. Any such program is broken and needs to be
> patched. Your example is unpersuasive.
So there's no way to troll through the build binaries for references to gets,
at least in the dynamically linked binaries? That's unfortunate.
My example was a place where it was completely safe to use. I offered only to
counter those that said it is never safe, which is factually untrue.
But given the extreme ease with which it is unsafe to use, I'm with the 'get it
out' crowd, but only if it doesn't provoke wide-spread chaos. without data, it
is hard to say for sure the level of chaos.
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