Subject: Re: Should grok _GNU_SOURCE?
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/23/2004 16:22:09
On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 09:09:15AM +0200, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> $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.

Then the software should be patched....Depending on standards is the whole
point of doing this via featuretest.