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Re: gnulib broken on systems lacking fchdir

From: Nix
Subject: Re: gnulib broken on systems lacking fchdir
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 00:36:55 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) XEmacs/21.5-b27 (linux)

On 29 Nov 2006, Matthew Woehlke told this:
> (...which, aside from the infamous NSK/OSS you've all come to hate me
> for :-) reportedly includes OS/2. According to "The Linux Programmer's
> Manual" (i.e. 'man fchdir'), "The fchdir call is compatible with SVr4,
> 4.4BSD and X/OPEN". Note the conspicuous absence of "POSIX".)

fchdir() is actually in POSIX, and that manpage is (as usual) out of

(However, since OSes do exist that lack fchdir(), gnulib should try
to get along without it if possible, so your point remains valid.)

`The main high-level difference between Emacs and (say) UNIX, Windows,
 or BeOS... is that Emacs boots quicker.' --- PdS

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