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Re: [PATCH] libfshelp: keep stdin and stdout open

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: [PATCH] libfshelp: keep stdin and stdout open
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 01:49:52 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:29:28PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 21:18 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> > I'd agree on the principle to not leave a nul port for stdin/stdout,
> > any other opinion on this?
> I disagree.  Translators don't have such ports, and making them null
> encourages programs to write on them, possibly expecting that the output
> will go somewhere.

Well, I'm not sure I entirely understand what is being discussed here;
so pardon me if this is a stupid notion: Is there some fundamental
reason why (active) translators couldn't actually get real stdin/stdout
from the settrans?...


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