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Re: libc5 policy decision

On 2 Nov 1996, Guy Maor wrote:

maor >bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens) writes:
maor >
maor >> Here is the decision. Libc 5.4.7 will be used with the _OLD_ allocator
maor >> in 1.2 .
maor >> 
maor >> The _NEW_ allocator will be made available in a separate library
maor >
maor >Since the number of packages that don't work with the old allocator is
maor >very small, 2 confirmed so far, this doesn't really make sense.  What
maor >would make sense is to build 5.4.7 with malloc-dl, and make the old
maor >malloc available as a separate library.
maor >
maor >In other words, the default behavior should be the new malloc,
maor >malloc-dl.

For consistencies sake I think this would be good. Some people installing
software under Debian might be surprised by the special debian feature.

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