Subject: Re: isprint() and isblank()
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/20/2001 13:44:24
On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
: this is my proposed fix. unfortunately, since ctype.h defines
: macros for is*, binaries need to be recompiled to use the new isprint()
This breaks the ABI. "Binaries need to be recompiled" is not an acceptable
solution for libc; old binaries must continue to work as they have been.
Typical resolution for this type of situation: Version the array, providing
a new-name array for future binaries to use, and the old-name array for old
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