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Re: Support for (system '("echo" "foo" "bar"))

From: Jonathan Bartlett
Subject: Re: Support for (system '("echo" "foo" "bar"))
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 14:49:59 -0800 (PST)

> When exiting due to an exec failure, you generally don't want to run
> atexit handlers or flush stdio buffers.  Those things of course are
> not done if the exec succeeds.

This is true for many forks - you don't want the child cleaning up file
handles that are in use by the parent.   For example, closing connections
to databases et al.


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