Re: Bug#419467: Whoa, upstream wontfix?
On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 12:32:23PM -0400, Greg Alexander wrote:
> Judging by the volume of responses, I'll assume I've hit a nerve.
> You all are aware that what is happening with glibc is unfriendly but
> you're not sure why.
Please don't attempt to psychoanalyze strangers on the Internet. No
one I've met ever appreciated it.
> glibc is a C library. The job of a C library is to perform the basic
> lowest-common-denominator functions in a lowest-common-denominator way.
You happen to be incorrect in your assumptions. The job of a C
library is to perform basic, standards-defined tasks in the best
possible way. If you reconsider this conversation in that light,
it may make more sense.
Also, on a technical note, Debian has no choice but to follow upstream
lead in this or permanently diverge from upstream maintenance. That
would be an even worse problem. I assure you that I did not announce
that LinuxThreads maintenance was discontinued post glibc-2.5 without
thinking about the issues.