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Sat, 06 Apr 2002 20:03:45 +0300
> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Date: 06 Apr 2002 10:32:23 +0100
> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> > IMHO, this code needs to take non-Posix platforms into consideration,
> > unless the intent is to run it only on Unix and GNU/Linux systems.
> > If non-Posix systems are relevant, you should be aware that <pwd.h>
> > and the getpwuid function are not universally available.
> Can getpwuid etc be emulated on MSDOS and Mac as they are on Windows?
DJGPP already has getpwuid in its library, so the problem doesn't
exist in the MS-DOS port.
If Windows doesn't have this problem, then I guess we only need to
worry about Unix systems that don't have this function. I don't know
whether this is a practical consideration, just that the previous
Posix standard didn't define it.