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Re: [patches] please add timepps.h

Alexander Gordeev wrote:

>> I don't think glibc/eglibc is the right place for this file.  GLIBC is
>> principally an implementation of the library requirements of the C
>> and POSIX / Single Unix standards; this is not part of those
>> standards.
> Didn't know that glibc implements only POSIX, thanks for the
> clarification!

It certainly implements a good bit more than POSIX.  And, of course, the
POSIX C library specification is a somewhat random amalgamation of
stuff; it's not like there's a logical justification for including
exactly the set of math functions present, but no more.

I don't know anything about PPS, but if these are new Linux system calls
or equivalents then I think (E)GLIBC is a very good place for them.  The
*NIX C library has historically been the library that provided the
userspace interface to kernel functionality.  We could have had libio
for read/write/open/close and libtime for times/gettimeofday and
libsocket for accept/send/recv, but instead all that just went into libc.

So, I don't really understand why this shouldn't go in.

Mark Mitchell
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