New catgets/gencat package

Gary R. Van Sickle
Fri Jun 3 02:11:00 GMT 2005

> > OTOH, since Linux has it as part of the standard C library, why not 
> > simply submit a patch to newlib that implements those 
> functions?  Use 
> > the newlib list for this: <newlib at sources dot redhat dot com>.
> Geez.
> Sometimes I wonder what the purpose of newlib is.  If it is 
> to become a full glibc replacement, the why not just use 
> glibc?  Is it a licensing thing?


> I always *thought* newlib was supposed to be a lean-n-mean, 
> highly portable, suitable-for-embedded/limited systems 
> runtime library...but maybe I was wrong.

Well, that's the stated goal, but I don't know why judicious use of #ifdef's
and configure options can't make it all things to all people.

> --
> Chuck

Gary R. Van Sickle

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