Re: string-486.h?

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 11:23:51 EST

Artur Skawina <> said:
> Horst von Brand wrote:
> > There was a great fight over that issue then, with people claiming that the
> > kernel reimplementations where _much_ better than what gcc- gave.
> > Maybe they are, but using is just bowing to political correctness

> ok, what are you proposing? going even further than the attached patch from
> those days? can you make gcc2.95 use more builtins, while also never falling
> back to the outofline versions?..

I contend that (re)writing pieces of the C language standard inside the
kernel is just wrong, and a waste of effort. If the compiler is going to go
further with the builtin business is a job for the people in charge of gcc
to decide, and AFAIK they are precisely discussing that matter now.

Horst von Brand                   
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