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Re: strsuftoi(3), strsuftou(3) proposal in libc

Kamil Rytarowski <> writes:

>> Assuming no, why should new functionality be added to libc, since
>> it will encourage nonportable code.  (Cleaning up previous extra
>> stuff is a separate issue.)
> Do you think libutil(3) might be a better place? There are already
> similar string functions, strpct(3) and strspct(3) (decimal percent
> formatters).

I think it's better to keep stuff out of libc unless it's specified by
c99 or posix.

>> Are these helper functions for some specific purpose?  Perhaps
>> they belong in a different library that's intended to be used
>> within our tree but not by users.
> The purpose it to replace strsuftoll(3) with a new cleaner function
> and deduplicate code. I want to make it available for users.

The question is then under which circumstances users can reasonbly use
this; portable code can't use non-standard functions.

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