Add xdr support

Corinna Vinschen
Sun Feb 14 10:21:00 GMT 2010

On Feb 14 00:46, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Dave Korn wrote:
> > On 13/02/2010 23:53, Charles Wilson wrote:
> > 
> >>
> > 
> >> IIRC at that time Corinna suggested that newlib was the appropriate
> >> place for this, if I wanted to contribute it post-1.7.1. 
> > 
> >
> > 
> >> I asked how to
> >> go about adding something to newlib that might not work for all targets,
> >> and she said:
> > 
> >> Unfortunately, my google-foo is not strong enough to find that message
> >> in the cygwin archives, 
> > 
> >
> I bow to your superior google-foo. Interesting thing from those links,
> apparently *I* was the first person to mention newlib as the appropriate
> home for the XDR implementation, not Corinna.  Weird.

Uh, I should have read all of the thread before replying.

> Well, historical oddities notwithstanding, I think newlib /is/ the
> correct place, simply because I can easily see a demand/need for XDR
> code on other newlib targets.  But obviously the ultimate call is Jeff
> J's -- although I'm not planning on even submitting it over there unless
> this group decides it is the correct thing to do.

Well, ultimately it's your decision where you provide this stuff.  After
all, you're the one who did all the work and if you think that newlib is
a good place, then, so be it.  Personally I never used nor needed XDR,
but that doesn't mean it's useless for others.


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