[Nagiosplug-devel] Gnulib alternative? (was: Libtap included in distribution)

Holger Weiss holger at CIS.FU-Berlin.DE
Fri Aug 22 17:24:43 CEST 2008

* Andreas Ericsson <ae at op5.se> [2008-08-22 17:09]:
> ton.voon at altinity.com wrote:
> > A more entrenched example would be GNU lib - we embed their code (at their
> > recommendation).
> While we're at it, I'm pretty much against this too. Plugins, weighing
> in at an average of 555.57 LoC, that can't be made to run without a
> rather large compatibility library need to be looked over. Especially
> when the functions gnulib typically provides are along the lines of
> strndup(), vasnprintf(), full_write() et al.

What's your suggestion?  Don't use non-essential stuff like asprintf()?
Or rewrite everything we need from Gnulib?  Or use something else than
Gnulib?  If so, what (and why)?  Or just forget about portability?


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