Deprecate setjmp/longjmp? [was Re: Maybe it's time to get rid of tcpwrappers/tcpd?]

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Mon Apr 28 00:04:59 UTC 2014


On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 7:12 PM, Sam Varshavchik  wrote:

> According to its manpage, setjmp and longjmp conform to C89, C99, and
> POSIX. I'm afraid I just can't wrap my brain around a concept of something
> that's good enough for POSIX, but not good enough for Fedora.

Just because a API is widely available doesn't make it a good idea to use
it.   Lots of things that are standardized should never really be used but
only retained for compatibility.  ex: gets()

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