Toby Thain <> was heard to say:

> I think the deprecation is progressive because all in all it is
> better if users always specify their instance explicitly. Hidden
> global data has proven to be a liability in many such instances
> (strtok(), errno, ...)

This is certainly the rationale behind the decision to deprecate the  
old versions. Also, most applications will only have to define an  
additional structure and pass an additional argument in three function  
calls. Sanity doesn't always come that cheap.


Markus Hoenicka
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