Subject: re: On pw_dup(3), and development in general (was: Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc)
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/16/2003 05:50:31
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> writes:
> I have the same impression and fully agree with Klaus. Please, let's
> move pw_dup(3) to libutil NOW. I see no reason to include in libc such
> rarely used utility function. Once the reentrancy/thread-safety
> changes would be in, you'd just use suitable getpwFOO_r() instead.
> Please don't add new stuff to libc, unless it's clearly vital
> functionality which can't be elsewhere.
Libutil is not intended for things like this at all -- it is for
things like login handling, pty hacking, etc. People keep throwing the
wrong sorts of things into libutil and it gets rather annoying.
pw_dup(3) fits PERECTLY with the "login handling" you say above. infact
every other pw_*(3) function is already in libutil!
what is getting rather annoying is people adding stuff to netbsd while
discussions are still happening about how that should be!