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Re: Glibc and NetBSD

matthew green wrote:
Think you could port BSD libc to Linux without making a mess?

considering that we (netbsd) basically have a source-compat layer
for netbsd software on linux, this actually is a whole lot simplier
and easier than you may otherwise think.

Could be. I know my way around FreeBSD's libc somewhat, but not NetBSD's, so I guess I should have been more specific to it.

The BSD libc is smaller for about the same reason that dietlibc or uLibc on Linux are smaller. Those libc's don't attempt to be portable (across kernels), and they certainly don't attempt to comply with all the standards that glibc does.

you may be surprised at how portable & standards-encompasing the
NetBSD libc & friends are.

I suspect it's more portable than FreeBSD's.


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