Bug#111767: syslog.h bug persists
GOTO Masanori writes:
> Neil Spring wrote:
>> 2.2.5-14.3 still has the sys/syslog.h SYSLOG_NAMES bug.
>> it'd be great if someone can apply:
>> - char *c_name;
>> + const char *c_name;
>> or report it upstream.
>> I realize there are bigger problems to deal with; thanks for
>> your hard work.
> This report and proposed patch was rejected by upstream. Upstream
> explained that if we fix with this kind of patch for removing
> -Wwrite-strings warnings, some user programs (which don't use const
> char) start compilation warnings.
It is never safe to write to a string literal so there is no advantage
to them in treating them as non-const. I think those programs should
be fixed instead of imposing this bug on correct programs.
> SYSLOG_NAMES is used for obsolete purpose,
Please can you say what we should use instead?
> and it's not well used these days, so their argument seems one of
> accountable opinion for me. Well, I think there're various
> opinions, so you could discuss with it to upstream.
> I close this bug.