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Re: dd PATCH: add conv=direct

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: dd PATCH: add conv=direct
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 15:51:11 -0400
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
>> 2004-04-08  Jim Meyering  <address@hidden>
>>      * src/dd.c (set_fd_flags): Don't OR in -1 when fcntl fails.
> Doesn't that fix generate worse code in the usual case, since it
> causes two conditional branches instead of one?

I think it's unnecessary anyway - if old_flags is -1, then the
conditional jumps to error() before looking at new_flags at all.


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