Re: [dev] on a potential libc replacement

From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 17:13:23 +0200

On 5/25/09, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:
> It's an implementation of POSIX 2008 -- and nothing else! This is the

"A full implementation of the POSIX 2008 standard"
that means an entire operating system (including shell, commands, etc)

"A cross platform implementation, that should replace existing
implementations of the system core libraries"
posix syscalls cannot be implemented in a cross platform way, they
depend on system internals

"The main goal of the libposix project is to successfully replace free
Unix 'libc' implementations with an implementation that is portable,
posix >> libc

i wonder what they mean by portable, because even the c std lib can
not be implemented in pure c: malloc or setjump depend on system
internals or syscalls, or memcpy etc should be optimized for the cpu

maybe they want something like plan9port but with posix, anyway it
seems vaporware to me
Received on Tue May 26 2009 - 15:13:23 UTC

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