On Sun, 2022-06-26 at 16:57 -0400, Dmitry Goncharov wrote:
> Have you considered to to avoid glob from gnulib? Make has its one
> impl of glob which it uses on certain systems.
> We could use this impl and maintain it on all systems.

While the original issue came up WRT glob, in actuality the problem is
far deeper.  The later versions of gnulib will pull significant content
for the findprog-in module, for example, which we do rely on quite
significantly in the GNU make fastpath.

However my plan was to preserve this internal version of glob and use
it for systems where we couldn't use the gnulib version, such as on

> Aside from dependencies, one problem with the gnulib impl of glob is
> that it has a bug on some filesystems.

I would prefer to have that fixed in gnulib, than continue to maintain
a local copy just to avoid this issue.

Seems like it's not so much that the patch was rejected; indeed they
seem to agree there's a bug.  But they wanted more work on it and it
sort of fell apart.  I have no idea how much effort it would be to push
hard enough to get a change merged.

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