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Re: [PATCH 0/4] New getprogname module

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] New getprogname module
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:14:34 -0700

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 6:06 AM, Pino Toscano <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tuesday, 29 March 2016 14:15:18 CEST Pino Toscano wrote:
>> as discussed in [1], this series adds a new getprogname module.
>> All it does is providing a getprogname function, much like what is
>> found on e.g. *BSD systems, and using it in gnulib instead of progname.
>> Also, using it explicitly by modules avoids gnulib users the need of
>> either use the progname module (GPL), or to provide program_name (and
>> call set_program_name manually, which is not always doable).
>> Caveat: the progname is left as it is, so set_program_name will still
>> affect program_name but not what error will use.
>> (Please note it's my first big patch to gnulib, so bear with me for
>> anything wrong/missing.)
>> [1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2016-03/msg00048.html

To anyone else wondering, here is a link to the patches:


Sorry about the delay.
Pino, would you please rebase and repost the series? That way, anyone
who attempts to apply it is much less likely to have to deal with

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