How can I check if a function exists in waf?

Chris Johns chrisj at
Sat Feb 2 20:19:50 UTC 2019

On 2/2/19 9:12 pm, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> ----- Am 2. Feb 2019 um 2:07 schrieb Chris Johns chrisj at
>> On 1/2/19 8:19 pm, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>> So, this test uses already quite some code and still is basically useless.
>> You have a powerful language available. I would create a function to handle
>> repeated checks, for example:
>> I think having the ability to perform checks for an RTEMS application highlights
>> the power available.
> Yes, I don't doubt that you can do a lot of things with Python, but it was a bit surprising to me that I have to write custom code for things which are covered by basic Autoconf macros and only because Microsoft is not able to ship an operating system with a strnlen() function.

Sure, this is a good question. I can only suggest you raise an issue in gitlab
to see what Thomas says. A patch may even work and be merged.


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