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Re: fflagstostr(3) / strtofflags(3)
Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Luke Mewburn <lukem%netbsd.org@localhost>
>> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 02:44:45AM -0500, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>> | I'd like to import FreeBSD's fflagstostr(3) / strtofflags(3)
>> | function into libc. The files are available there:
>> | ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/alc/libc/
>> | and the attached patch should be enough to register everything. I hope
>> | I didn't forgot anything. I'm not sure however if prototypes in
>> | `unistd.h' are well placed.
>> | Is there any objections about this ?
>> How does this compare with flags_to_string(3) that
>> is already present in libutil ?
>they're the same, I didn't knew about these function.
>By looking closer, the code in libutil is almost the same as found in
>4.4Lite. It is however way bigger than the FreeBSD code:
>% size libc/gen/strtofflags.o libutil/stat_flags.o
> text data bss dec hex filename
> 706 168 0 874 36a libc/gen/strtofflags.o
> 3785 0 0 3785 ec9 libutil/stat_flags.o
>maybe could the current code and FreeBSD/DragonFly version be merged.
>Then creating an alias flags_to_string(3) <-> fflagstostr(3) to
>support both API ?
I guess you can just alias them in the c file, but then you'll still
have the API issue that you'll need to include libutil and <util.h>
which Free and DF don't need.
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