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bug#9874: Fixes for several integer overflow and width issues


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#9874: Fixes for several integer overflow and width issues
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:28:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> * File descriptors are small ints on platforms I regularly use,
>   but POSIX doesn't guarantee this assumption. 

Every function returning a new file descriptor returns the smallest
available one, so if you want to get a very big one you have to have
odles of open files already (unless you force a particular descriptor
with dup2, which Emacs doesn't).

Andreas.

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