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Docs for libiberty?
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- Subject: Docs for libiberty?
- From: "Michael K. Elwood" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 10:44:04 -0700
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>> BTW: Why is libiberty called libiberty
>It's a play on words, sort of. In Unix, library "foo" has file
>"libfoo.a" and uses "-lfoo" to link, so with libiberty, you end up
>typing "-liberty" on your command lines all the time. The idea was to
>liberate the programmer from the deficiencies of the OS-supplied
>library by fixing or supplying whatever the OS lacked, like strdup,
>which isn't available in Ultrix, and memcmp, which isn't available in
This brings up a question I have long wanted to ask: Is there documentation
somewhere for the more obscure GNU libraries such as libiberty and libgloss
(aside from the source)? i.e. What functions do they include, etc.
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