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Re: [patches] please add timepps.h

On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:48:29 -0800
Mark Mitchell <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.

So, what's the decision?


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