What are the "serious" libraries?

June Bug june at causal.agency
Sun Apr 5 17:57:36 UTC 2020


> On Apr 5, 2020, at 13:49, Joe Nelson <joe at begriffs.com> wrote:
> 
> Looks like BSD libc also has some extensions to the standard.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_standard_library#BSD_libc
> Fragmentation pains me, I wish the implementations would stick to the
> spec and then offer the extensions as another library. That way you
> wouldn't have to buy into the whole platform. Or maybe you can use BSD
> libc even on Mac and Linux? Is that possible?

For other platforms there is <https://libbsd.freedesktop.org/wiki/>
which implements functions present in *BSD libc’s but missing
elsewhere. The libc on macOS is FreeBSD’s libc, thankfully.


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