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From: Shawn Landden <>
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Cc:, Shawn Landden <>
Subject: [PATCH] bcmp: note that this function is no longer legacy due to LLVM 9
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 18:55:44 +0400
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Signed-off-by: Shawn Landden <>
 man3/bcmp.3 | 12 +++++++++---
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man3/bcmp.3 b/man3/bcmp.3
index ba9838019..18d238720 100644
--- a/man3/bcmp.3
+++ b/man3/bcmp.3
@@ -70,15 +70,21 @@ T{
 .BR bcmp ()
 T}	Thread safety	MT-Safe
-This function is deprecated (marked as LEGACY in POSIX.1-2001): use
-.BR memcmp (3)
-in new programs.
+This function was deprecated (marked as LEGACY) by POSIX.1-2001).
 POSIX.1-2008 removes the specification of
 .BR bcmp ().
+LLVM 9, released in 2019, revived
+.BR bcmp ()
+and generates calls to it instead of
+.BR memcmp (3)
+as appropiate as an optimization (as
+.BR bcmp ()
+need not traverse memory in-order).
 .BR bstring (3),
 .BR memcmp (3),
 .BR strcasecmp (3),
 .BR strcmp (3),

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-11 14:55 Shawn Landden [this message]
2020-01-17 11:57 ` Florian Weimer
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2020-01-11 14:50 Shawn Landden
2020-01-11 16:11 ` Dmitry V. Levin
2020-01-21 19:52   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)

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