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<h3 class="section">2.7 Portability functions</h3>

<p>To help in writing portable applications GSL provides some
implementations of functions that are found in other libraries, such as
the BSD math library.  You can write your application to use the native
versions of these functions, and substitute the GSL versions via a
preprocessor macro if they are unavailable on another platform. 
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<p>For example, after determining whether the BSD function <code>hypot</code> is
available you can include the following macro definitions in a file
<samp>config.h</samp> with your application,
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<pre class="example">/* Substitute gsl_hypot for missing system hypot */

#ifndef HAVE_HYPOT
#define hypot gsl_hypot
#endif
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<p>The application source files can then use the include command
<code>#include &lt;config.h&gt;</code> to replace each occurrence of <code>hypot</code> by
<code>gsl_hypot</code> when <code>hypot</code> is not available.  This substitution
can be made automatically if you use <code>autoconf</code>, see <a href="Autoconf-Macros.html#Autoconf-Macros">Autoconf Macros</a>.
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<p>In most circumstances the best strategy is to use the native versions of
these functions when available, and fall back to GSL versions otherwise,
since this allows your application to take advantage of any
platform-specific optimizations in the system library.  This is the
strategy used within GSL itself.
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