Re: [dev] suckless shared tools

From: Marc Collin <>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 18:24:24 -0300

But the libsl arg.h is missing Lucas Vuotto's out-of bounds fix.[0]
As many other tools on like quark, xsstate, smdev, sic, ...
When someone improves arg.h on a project, is it really supposed for
other projects to slowly copy the improvement?
It seems to lack coordination.
Of course this lack of coordination and getting arg.h "synched" across
projects could be due to suckless philosophy I don't understand. If so
could someone explain it?


On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 5:51 PM, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> On 27 February 2016 at 19:56, Marc Collin <> wrote:
>> A few days ago arg.h was update on sbase to fix an out-of bounds error.
>> After that the same error was fixed (some sooner some later) on lots
>> of other projects that also have arg.h like ubase, slock, dmenu, st,
>> and others. And many tools that use arg.h are still not fixed. Isn't
>> this bad for maintenance? Couldn't projects import arg.h and similar
>> tools from another repository and then only 1 place have to be fixed
>> to everyone benefit? Or a script that can be run to automatically sync
>> all arg.h on with the master version?
> libsl should be the master for all suckless stuff, that is also
> duplicated into various suckless sub-projects:
> -Anselm
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