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Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc

Vadim Vygonets writes:
 > On Fri, 4 Jul 1997, Yann Dirson wrote:
 > > Bill Mitchell writes:
 > >  > On Fri, 4 Jul 1997, Vadim Vygonets wrote:
 > >  > 
 > >  > > It will (if it will exist) have one function:
 > >  > > FILE *confopen(const char *path);
 > >  > > It will just try to fopen /etc/path, if it fails -- fopen
 > >  > > /usr/etc/path, if it fails, return NULL.  Making a shared lib for it
 > >  > > is ridiculous, as is adding it to libc *shrug*.
 > > 
 > > I'm not sure here to understand what you mean anout libc.
 > I mean, don't make it a shared lib, because then it will require every
 > person who takes a program from debian, to get this lib, too.  And
 > this function is too small to matter in the binary file.  And libc
 > solution is even worse, because...  Because it's (a) ugly and (b)
 > requires you to change libc and (c) this function is too trivial...

Just a matter of taste, as it seems: (a) it seems to me quite elegant,
(b) why does it disturb you to change libc ? it always evolve; it's
just natural IMO (c) and so ? let's make it a cpp macro... if we make
it at all ;)

Yann Dirson <dirson@univ-mlv.fr>

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