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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 118595] IP clearance: Remove glibc
Date Sun, 13 Nov 2011 23:29:39 GMT

Pedro Giffuni <> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Pedro Giffuni <> 2011-11-13 23:29:39 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Good news.  It looks like removing glibc will improve the code base.  It
> provides two sets of functions, getopt() for parsing command lines and the
> readdir family for reading the contents of directories.  
> The getopt() function is used in two places: idlc, which is about to be removed
> for issue 118568, and rscdep, where it is used incorrectly.  Removing its used
> from rscdep will improve that program.

My understanding is idlc will remain and that only the preprocessor will be
replaced with a smaller and more portable.

We did find this portable implementation from OpenBSD if you need it:

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