Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Jaromir Dolecek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 08/12/2002 10:23:52
Jaromir Dolecek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I wonder what is the rule to decide whether stuff belongs to libc
> or libutil?
libutil is for stuff that is used commonly in a wide variety of system
daemons in abstracting system related functions. "spawn a login
shell", "get a pty and modify the utmp entry", and such are very very
much libutil sorts of things.
libc is for stuff of *general* use to a programmer, even if they're
not dealing with system related goo. "humanize_number" is very much
not a libutil thing -- same for fparseln. Both could be used in almost
any sort of program.
libutil is for system utilities -- util does not refer to the contents
of the library but to the clients of the library.
Perry E. Metzger email@example.com
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