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Re: `message' not outputting the newline "atomically"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: `message' not outputting the newline "atomically"
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:06:43 +0300

> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:46:51 +0300
> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Like I said, on balance this is a bad change.  It may or may not make
> a significant difference on GNU/Linux, but there are other systems out
> there.  And even on GNU/Linux, we have no control on what the glibc
> developers may decide about this tomorrow, given the lax Posix
> requirements.

One more reason for this to be a bad idea is that people don't expect
stderr to be buffered, and might write code under the assumption that
it isn't.

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