Questions and a RFC [was Re: Assignment from Nicholas Wourms arrived]

Christopher Faylor
Sun Aug 17 16:43:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 07:04:16PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>For future contributions, what is the official policy on doing it now?
>Basically don't add an underscore alias.  Create an underscore alias if
>the function is used by newlib.  Or, create an underscore alias if it's
>e.g.  available in Linux or BSD, which might happen (mempcpy comes to

I don't think this is right.  The underscore aliases were put there,
IIRC, in a misplaced desire to emulate MSFT's version of such things as
_open, _close, etc.  There is no reason to add underscores to any new
functions.  The use of functions with leading underscores should be
considred deprecated.


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