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Re: write() not retried after EINTR in printf and echo


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: write() not retried after EINTR in printf and echo
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 12:22:02 -0500
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On 12/25/18 3:01 PM, Bize Ma wrote:

> No, that is not the intent. I merely failed to correctly convey the
> perception that others have of your code:
> 
> https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/487260/265604

That is, of course, their privilege.

> And, having failed, I am trying again.
> 
> But, probably, I should just not inform you of what others think given your
> upfront rejection to any (constructive) criticism.

The thing is, these are not new discussions. They've taken place multiple
times over the years.

>     There's a case to be made for doing
>     that, I suppose, but I'd rather defer to the system's default handling
>     for a particular signal.
> 
> 
> Do as you wish, we will still be able to form our own opinion about buggy
> code.

There's nothing wrong with people disagreeing in good faith.

Even better, you can take the code itself and make what you feel are the
necessary changes, then try them out in a real-world scenario. If you
feel that read and write should never be interrupted by a caught signal,
it should be easy enough to experiment with and verify.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/



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