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Re: [bug-gnulib] New GNULIB glob module?


From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] New GNULIB glob module?
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 09:44:54 -0700
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Derek Price <address@hidden> writes:

> I chose the _SYS_CDEFS_H route since it seemed simplest to me, though I
> chose to name the macro `MISSING_SYS_CDEFS_H'.

Sorry, that's not right, since it fails in the following scenario:

  #define MISSING_SYS_CDEFS_H 27
  #include <glob.h>

in an ordinary program that is not using gnulib, but is using glibc.
MISSING_SYS_CDEFS_H is part of the user's namespace, and should not affect
how <glob.h> works.

Let's just use _SYS_CDEFS_H.  We can then remove all mention of
MISSING_SYS_CDEFS_H from glob_.h and undo the most recent change to
glob.m4.  This should be OK: if we run into some non-glibc that has
this problem it will probably use some other include file anyway.

> You told me it was safe to make this assumption originally.

Sorry, I hadn't thought through the implications of merging this back
into glibc.




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