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Re: operations on FILE streams

From: Eric Blake-1
Subject: Re: operations on FILE streams
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 14:00:08 -0700 (PDT)

> Paul Eggert wrote:
> > But the function names use leading __ in both Solaris and glibc, and I
> > expect that if they are ever standardized they'll be standardized with
> > the leading __.
> I sincerely hope no standardization group would do such a mistake:

As do I.  If it is worth standardizing, it is worth providing a new name
(and Solaris and glibc can just alias the new name to their existing
implementation).  If I add any wrappers to gnulib, it will be without
__, even if the underlying function uses __.

>   - The function __fpurge has no return value. But the 'fpurge' function
>     on Cygwin can fail. The Solaris people forgot to think about possible
>     failures.

Huh?  cygwin does not currently provide fpurge.

Eric Blake

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