standards/51292: [PATCH] add ecvt()/fcvt()/gcvt() functions (SUSv3)

David Schultz das at FreeBSD.ORG
Tue Jan 13 22:08:18 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004, mi+mx at wrote:
>  Some open-source applications would like to use these functions and
>  are forced to provide their own (mostly GPL-ed) implementations.

Can you be more specific?  What open-source applications require
them?  My reluctance to add these functions stems from the
apparent paucity of such applications.  Nobody has complained
about their absence in the last decade, so if we're going to put
them in libc forever even after POSIX has officially deprecated
them, we need to make sure that decision is well-justified.

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