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Re: [Nano-devel] begin using gnulib?

From: Chris Allegretta
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] begin using gnulib?
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:40:19 -0500

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Benno Schulenberg
<address@hidden> wrote:
> That's fine by me.  When people provide the patches.

Agreed, this sounds like something we should do eventually, but not at
any urgent pace.

> But what does this mean for support on other platforms?
> I suppose gnulib is also available on the BSDs.  But on
> Windows?
> (Personally I don't care about supporting nano on Windows.
> But it seems that Chris is interested in this.  Chris?)

I think cygwin will provide gnulib already for win32.

> And then: how much bigger is nano going to become
> because of using modules from gnulib?  Surely some
> of those modules will contain functions that nano won't
> use.  Are they still compiled into the binary?

Since it's dynamically linked against, it shouldn't AFAIK change
binary size significantly.

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