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9 Past POSIX Function Substitutes

This chapter describes which functions and function-like macros specified by older versions of POSIX (POSIX:2001) are substituted by Gnulib, which portability pitfalls are fixed by Gnulib, and which (known) portability problems are not worked around by Gnulib.

The notation “Gnulib module: —” means that Gnulib does not provide a module providing a substitute for the function. When the list “Portability problems not fixed by Gnulib” is empty, such a module is not needed: No portability problems are known. Otherwise, it indicates that such a module would be useful but is not available: No one so far found this function important enough to contribute a substitute for it. If you need this particular function, you may write to <bug-gnulib at gnu dot org>.