Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Apr 2009 15:08 UTC, submitted by diegocg
General Development Ulrich Dreeper, the glibc maintainer, details on his blog the main features of version 2.10 of the library: POSIX 2008, C++ compliance, C++ 201x support, DNS NSS improvement, use NSS in libcrypt, printf hooks and, perhaps more interesting, better malloc scalability.
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libc/xml
by tobyv on Sat 18th Apr 2009 23:51 UTC
tobyv
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2008-08-25

the malloc_info function returns an xml string? mixing up xml with the libc library seems to me a bad idea.

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RE: libc/xml
by gilboa on Sun 19th Apr 2009 10:57 in reply to "libc/xml"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Fully agree.
Using normal flat structures would have been far more useful.

- Gilboa

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RE[2]: libc/xml
by siride on Sun 19th Apr 2009 14:53 in reply to "RE: libc/xml"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Or providing versioned reader functions that can query the otherwise opaque structure returned from mallinfo(). It's not a hard problem to solve. Looks like Ulrich just wanted to throw up his hands and let someone else deal with it. Fortunately, it's not something I really care about, so it's no big deal either way for me.

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RE: libc/xml
by Vanders on Mon 20th Apr 2009 10:48 in reply to "libc/xml"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

No kidding. XML as an integral part of Glibc? Please save us from this lunacy.

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