Christopher Faylor
Mon Dec 27 19:47:00 GMT 2010

On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 08:39:53PM -0600, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>On Fri, 2010-12-24 at 14:58 -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Porting of some programs originally written for glibc over to cygwin
>> would be easier if cygwin could provide the global variables char*
>> program_invocation_{short_,}name, set automatically to match argv[0] of
>> main(), and declared in <errno.h> when strict standards compliance isn't
>> requested.
>util-linux would benefit from this as well.
>> Is it worth my time to go ahead and submit a patch to add
>> this?  Or is our party line still that as long as you are using
>> non-portable means, you should just continue to use
>> readlink("/proc/self/exe") when porting to cygwin?
>FWIW, since we strive to be a "Linux-like environment" (per our
>website), then I think it should go in.

I'll check something in tomorrow.

I was going to check something in tonight but sourceware is doing its
weekly mysql-optimize so everything has ground to a halt.


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