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Re: code-names

From: Vadim Vygonets <vadik@cs.huji.ac.il>
> 1. What's good about GNU libc?

All Linux distributions without exception have decided to use it, as far as
I am aware. I think this is because H.J. Lu, the current Linux libc maintainer,
led the movement. The library will be used on, Hurd, and MkLinux.

> 2. Whose libc is libc5?

That is GNU libc too, but when work on LIBC was dead in the water H.J. fixed
(or hacked) it for Linux. The new libc merges in H.J. code into the main GNU
source thread or replaces it with something better.

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