Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 10/17/2001 09:02:22
On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 05:34:20PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> For chrissakes could you _please_ look before sprouting off about the
> reasons for why we do symbol renaming? ~Half the symbol renames we have
> are _not_ for kernel ABI changes.
> - 5 to fix some posix braindeadness.
> - 18 for userland-based libc routines
> - 4 set/longjmp related (no idea why)
> - 19 kernel related (signals, sysv shm/sem/msg, stat, vfork)
> - 5 for signal names additions
I'm curious. How much "cruft" do we have in libc? Is 1% of libc cruft?
Or is it 10%? 25%? What's the lines-of-code count of cruft?
Kevin P. Neal http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/
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