glibc 2, Linux 2.x and the world of many patches!

Teunis Peters (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 11:04:53 -0600 (MDT)

Before anyone screams too loudly about my dislike/distrust of glibc I just
want to point out one thing:

I'm slowly being convinced of the error of my ways <g>.

This move may take a while (it already has) but the light at the end of
the tunnel may be worth the wait.

Developer-types (hi, all) should prolly be looking at updating code so
it'll compile under the new glibc... the wins [for the most part] outway
any lossage (and glibc will eventually get fast string funcs, yes? :)

Though adoption will have to be MUCH higher before any of the
linux-distribs actively go with glibc... and this will hurt glibc in the
short run.

Query : Why can't glibc have an asm/tree just like linux for
system-specific inline optimizations? [it's not like this is hard to do
or anything and the specific functions needed are MOST portable and stable

It'd be nice if glibc could do pentium-memcpy :)

Umm - I know of no other lists than linux-kernel so I'm kinda, uh, posting
here... Is there a way of finding out others? (I have no usenet <sigh>)

Good day all!
- Teunis