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Re: sdiff code error

From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: sdiff code error
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 22:12:23 +1100

>>>> But writing to memory location 0 is not a good idea!
>>> It doesn't actually do that.
>> It doesn't?

> No, it doesn't.

What does it do then?  That's what the code looked like to me.

>>> (Wondering what obsolete system that is, which does not have
>>> sigprocmask. :-) )
>> I'm porting a lot of stuff to MVS 3.8 (IBM mainframe),
>> now that I have ported gcc 3.2.3 to it.  It is a pure C89
>> environment.  Text processing utilities should be
>> C89-compliant by default.

> Signal handling isn't exactly the best specified part of the C standard.

Text processing programs don't require signalling.  They
should come out of the box as C89-compliant.  If for some
reason you want to do non-standard things it should be
#define'd out by default.

BFN.  Paul.

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