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

From: Thomas Bushnell BSG
Subject: Re: [PATCH] libfshelp: keep stdin and stdout open
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:57:27 -0700

On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 01:49 +0200, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?...

Active translators certainly do get real stdin/stdout ports when created
with settrans -a.  It's when they are started up from passive
translators that there is a difficulty.  What would you like those
stdin/stdout to be connected to?


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