Christopher Faylor
Tue Dec 28 04:22:00 GMT 2010

On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 12:20:33AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>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.

Sorry about the duplicates.  Apparently my system doesn't play well with
sourceware when sourceware is bogged down.


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