Why doesn't cc -ansi disable conflicting type for getline from stdio.h?

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Wed Jun 16 22:07:08 UTC 2021

In message <8033286d-cfb8-59a3-600d-e752f7f963a3 at qeng-ho.org>, 
Arthur Chance <freebsd at qeng-ho.org> wrote:

>> Didn't a read a few years ago that Windoze had basically absorbed all of
>> UNIX and that it now provides al of the same stuff, via libraries?
>> Or maybe I misunderstood.
>> It certainly seemed consistant with Microsoft's well publicised "embrace,
>> extend, and destroy" philosophy at the time I read that.
>You're thinking of WSL (Windows System for Linux).

Yes, apparently.  (I'm reading the Wikipedia page on that now.  Thanks
for giving me the name of the thing, so that I could google it.)

I'm sure that this "WSL 2" thing is swell for some projects, but
for me personally it just looks like more lipstick on the pig.


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