`Hiding' libc symbols (was Re: cvs commit: src/lib/libc/gen ...)

Garrett Wollman wollman at lcs.mit.edu
Wed Apr 30 09:46:56 PDT 2003

<<On Wed, 30 Apr 2003 11:41:35 -0500, "Jacques A. Vidrine" <nectar at FreeBSD.org> said:

>   Package X defines a function named `strlcpy', that works well for
>   Package X and may or may not have any relationship to the `strlcpy'
>   we all know and love from OpenBSD.

> Which of the following scenarios is the least astonishing?

Secnario 4.  Package X fails to build with a linker error because the
user has attempted to define something that he is not entitled to
redefine.  (No, I don't know how to accomplish this with our existing


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