Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th May 2009 17:41 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Debian and its clones Via LWN, we found a blog post of a Debian maintainer which announces a new package: EGLIBC, a compatible reimplementation of the GNU glibc which "which will soon replace the GNU C Library". Apparently the primary reason is the sadly famous bad maintainership aptitude of Ulrich Drepper, the main libc maintainer.
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Freudian slip much? =)
by Fusion on Wed 6th May 2009 17:55 UTC
Fusion
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2005-07-18

"..bad maintainership **aptitude** of Ulrich Drepper..."

Debian & aptitude; get it?! I'm guessing you meant "attitude," but I love a good Freudian slip. =)

Then again... i supposed aptitude infers attitude as well. Still, funny... =)

Edited 2009-05-06 17:57 UTC

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RE: Freudian slip much? =)
by silix on Wed 6th May 2009 18:17 in reply to "Freudian slip much? =)"
silix Member since:
2006-03-01

"..bad maintainership **aptitude** of Ulrich Drepper..."

Debian & aptitude; get it?! I'm guessing you meant "attitude," but I love a good Freudian slip. =)

Then again... i supposed aptitude infers attitude as well. Still, funny... =)

aptitude exists, and according to wikipedia,is "an innate, acquired or learned or developed component of a competency (being the others: knowledge, understanding and attitude) to do a certain kind of work at a certain level."
which is different (as in a *complementary* quality, thus unrelated) from attitude, nor i can see how it infers it...

thus what i get is, drepper's ability in pragmatically developing and maintaining such a vital component of such an important open source (and cross platform, btw) project, as GNU's C library, is what is actually questioned

and, judging from the linked bug reports/threads, and the recently added usage of XML at the c library level to get memory allocation stats i'm more and more inclined to agree...

Edited 2009-05-06 18:20 UTC

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RE[2]: Freudian slip much? =)
by gilboa on Thu 7th May 2009 08:58 in reply to "RE: Freudian slip much? =)"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

...and, judging from the linked bug reports/threads, and the recently added usage of XML at the c library level to get memory allocation stats i'm more and more inclined to agree...


After looking at the actual code (malloc_info @malloc/malloc.c), I can only agree.
Beyond the -highly- controversial decision to use XML in a C library, the code itself is more-or-less limited to debug usage and nothing else, as it simply fprintf's a lot of junk into a FILE pointer. (A far better solution would have been to write multiple TLV's into a user-supplied memory buffer)

- Gilboa

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