Neil Conway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Well, I'm not happy with defining _GNU_SOURCE, but I don't agree that
> just saying "it's a Perl problem" is a good answer. That may well be
> the case, but it doesn't change the fact that a lot of people are
> running 5.8.0, and will probably continue to do so during the 7.3
> lifecycle[1]. We work around braindamage on other systems -- strictely
> speaking, we could say "the snprintf() bug with 64-bit Solaris is a
> Sun libc problem", for example.

Well, I'm not opposed to a workaround in principle; I'm just unconvinced
that this is the right solution.  Do we understand what is broken and
why -D_GNU_SOURCE fixes it?

                        regards, tom lane

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