Subject: Re: Should libc's toplevel Makefile add -DNLS to CFLAGS?
To: T. William Wells <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: J.T. Conklin <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/1994 18:09:44
> : 2. It's not that difficult to change NLS to have __cat*
> : functions that are called from within the library; and cat*
> : functions that call the __cat* functions to supply the
> : X/Open NLS API.
> Until this is done, you should not turn it on. ANSI compliance is
> not a gratuitous feature.
I agree that ANSI compliance is not a gratuitous feature. On the
other hand, we are *so* far from being compliant, it makes little
difference whether we fix namespace problems now or later.
Note that even now strerror() is not compliant, since it (indirectly
through __strerror()) references sys_nerr and sys_errlst (which are
in the user's namespace).
Now that the linker supports weak symbols, we'll be able to start
addressing some of these issues.