Deprecate setjmp/longjmp? [was Re: Maybe it's time to get rid of tcpwrappers/tcpd?]
mrsam at courier-mta.com
Mon Apr 28 04:08:49 UTC 2014
Rahul Sundaram writes:
> 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()
That old tune has accumulated a couple of decades' worth of dust, by now,
and I always found the ominous warning in the man page to be quite funny.
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