On Wed, 28 Apr 2010, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
Then adjust the GUI.
didn't I say GUI doesn't help?
Anyway, programs like that show why the output cannot be changed
programs like what?
There are programs and scripts that parse the output of readelf.
Well, I understand that, and is quite better reason than line length.
As for the scripts/programs that use the readelf output, since the
fields in the output are separated by space, and the library name comes in
the end, it should be a small fix.
I'm not denying the fact that the change in output might break some
programs, but fixing those programs is a one time hassle. Plus let's not
assume that *all* the programs/scripts will need the fix, may be some
might keep working as before. In any case, I think the greater convenience
and utility of information offered by the change to the one and all makes
it worth it. Please think about it.
Your convenience is absolutely not reason enough to break those.
Again, it's not just *my* convenience, it'll be more convenient and
useful for *everybody*. You know that.