Re: [dev] suckless shared tools

From: Charlie Kester <>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:20:21 -0800

On Sat 27 Feb 2016 at 12:14:47 PST Marc Collin wrote:
>So the idea is to send patches to all arg.h files on different
>suckless projects when one of them is modified?
>Wouldn't it be easier to have a more centralized arg.h (and similar tools)?
>I'm not complaining, I just want to understand the idea you guys have.
>I noticed there's libsl on that attempts to unite
>suckless files many suckless projects use at the same place but it
>seems this didn't take off.
>On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 5:01 PM, Dimitris Papastamos <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 03:56:25PM -0300, Marc Collin wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> 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?
>>> Thanks.
>> Send patches.

Send patches to make those many projects get arg.h from libsl?
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