Subject: alloca and libc
To: None <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 03/11/2002 00:21:13
Whats the consensus on alloca and it's presence in libc? Gcc will internally
deal with calls to this normally and it's only in libc for some archs:


This means on say powerpc machines libc doesn't have alloca which makes some
package ports "interesting" when configure/etc go looking for alloca.

Is there any reason to leave these?