Posted Sep 4, 2007 14:56 UTC (Tue) by nix
In reply to: Libraries
Parent article: LinuxConf.eu: Documentation and user-space API design
glibc provides an interface between kernel syscalls and userspace, yes, but interfaces don't appear in glibc until the kernel syscall ssemantics have been nailed in stone, and glibc then maintains those semantics forevermore, using compatibility code to ensure that if necessary (see e.g. the behaviour of nice()).
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