"James K. Lowden" <jklowden%schemamania.org@localhost> writes: > On Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:21:17 -0500 > Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> wrote: > >> In /usr/include/iconv.h, the second argument to iconv() is declared >> const. However, POSIX says that it isn't: >> >> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/iconv.html > > Maybe we should suggest git change OLD_CONV to BETTER_ICONV. Or the less imflammatory, CONST_ICONV. The difficulty git is having (I think) is that it is compiling a test program with the POSIX declaration, and that test program fails to build. It is likely be that our iconv would be fine with the actual git code. So perhaps a different autoconf test is in order. So I think this is an example of the same class of problem as "portably pass around pointers", where strict type matching by the compiler fails. But I don't understand how this works with GNU iconv. Thanks for the replies, and to Christos for adding the explanation to the man page.
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