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Re: [ANN] GMP 2.0.2 binaries for cygwin/mingw

Hello DJ, you wrote:
>> BTW: Why is libiberty called libiberty
>It's a play on words, sort of.  In Unix, library "foo" has file
>"libfoo.a" and uses "-lfoo" to link, so with libiberty, you end up
>typing "-liberty" on your command lines all the time.  The idea was to
>liberate the programmer from the deficiencies of the OS-supplied
>library by fixing or supplying whatever the OS lacked, like strdup,
>which isn't available in Ultrix, and memcmp, which isn't available in
Thanks a lot for that explanation. I already thought of something like
that while typing -liberty. :)
bye, Michael

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