Subject: Should grok _GNU_SOURCE?
To: None <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/23/2004 09:09:15
$subject says it pretty much all.

The effect of _GNU_SOURCE should be pretty much equal to
_NETBSD_SOURCE, e.g. expose all extensions. There is some software
which defines _GNU_SOURCE along with _POSIX_C_SOURCE or _XOPEN_SOURCE,
which fails to build due to not exposed prototypes.

Yeah, _GNU_SOURCE is totally nonstandard, but supporting it would
help porting 3rd party software written for Linux.

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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