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Re: select module

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: select module
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:12:42 +0200
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Hi Paolo,

> I'm happy to deprecate the select module, since in general poll(2) is a
> superior interface.

I wouldn't want to deprecate it, because
  - It's working fine (better than the 'poll' module which fails its tests
    on various systems: Solaris [1], Cygwin [2], mingw [3]).
  - It is by no way deprecated in POSIX [4].
  - It is used by the 'nanosleep' module.


[1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2010-04/msg00086.html
[2] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2010-04/msg00087.html
[3] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2010-04/msg00121.html
[4] http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/select.html

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