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Re: Avoiding file-based constraints for tmp files (ws Re: [minor] umask


From: Eduardo Bustamante
Subject: Re: Avoiding file-based constraints for tmp files (ws Re: [minor] umask 400 causes here-{doc,string} failure)
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:47:12 -0600

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:05 PM, L A Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:
[...]
> What would be the downside(s) of such an implementation?

There's code out there that relies on several properties of regular
files, one of them for example, that you can seek on them. I recommend
against any change to here documents and here strings that breaks this
expectation.



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