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Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: DNS SRV support (patch)

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: DNS SRV support (patch)
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 23:38:20 +0100

   The code isn't part of gnulib, yet,

On a slightly offtopic note, I don't think that gnulib is the right
place for these kind of things.  It seems that with time it is
becoming a dumping ground for all sorts of stuff.

Seems to me that gnulib has two goals nowadays, one is to provide a
portable implementation of various GNU extentions (which I think was
the inital goal), and the other as a place to provide for usable
functions that aren't in glibc (x* for example) but many programs use.

For the first goal, then having to duplicate the code all over the
place is kinda a must.  But for the second, a shared library would
make life so much easier for everyone.

Maybe my information about gnulib is a bit outdate, maybe this is
already possible.  Is it possible to install gnulib as a library onto
the system and then use one or more headers to get the prototypes?

Happy hacking.

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