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    SubjectRe: OFFTOPIC: e2fsprogs and +2Gb partitions
    Alan Cox wrote:
    > > > You are without a doubt wrong to have not included as close to full
    > > > libc5 compatibility for -D_LINUX_SOURCE.
    > >
    > > Following this path would for ever manifested that software written on
    > > Linux is not portable. This always was wrong, all the hacks necessary
    > > to run software written are damaging. You certainly don't want to
    > > tell me that living with -D_LINUX_SOURCE is better than living without
    > > -D_LINUX_SOURCE after a phase of adaption, do you?
    > Why not. How is that different from _BSD_SOURCE, _POSIX_SOURCE etc. The
    > _blah_source exists because unlike you the standards committees are
    > aware of the cost of updating and maintaining software as well as the fact
    > that other standards do not always fully represent the capabilities of
    > the system itself.
    In the header files I have seen, the _blah_SOURCE-macros are mainly to
    be compliant to the various test suite for each blah standard.


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