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Re: readpipe patch again

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: readpipe patch again
Date: 07 May 2002 11:19:37 +0200
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| Using `fork' will be deadly for dos/windows. Please try to avoid it
| if possible.  I would like to suggest two alternatives at least for
| dos/djgpp:
| - the use of popen/pclose.
| - the use of posix_spawn* family of functions.
| Information about posix_spawn* family of functions are available
| from
| Both alternatives are available for DJGPP and would make
| the bison code be compilable out-of-the-box.

My reading of the situation is that we will welcome patch to implement
alternative means to invoke M4.  But I concur with Paul: fighting for
portability to poor systems is really a nightmare that anyway is best
solved by its users.  We will leave this task to the DOS user.

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