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Re: IOS: modes for opening files

From: Jose E. Marchesi
Subject: Re: IOS: modes for opening files
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 23:59:38 +0100
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> I thought about this problem. In short, two new things came out of it:
> 1) As Bruno hinted, I believe as strongly as possible that I need to
> abandon fopen and move to open. The limited fopen flags do not provide 
> the variety that we are looking for. You can see that in the
> spreadsheet that I attach.

I agree.

> 2) I have considered some alternative sets of flags too, but came back
> to what we currently have. The only exception is that I have strong 
> doubts about supporting IOS_F_TRUNCATE flag. As far as I can see it
> only makes sense for files and I do not know what to make of it in
> other interfaces. It is not a very useful poke-y functionality, it
> just clears a file. Can we simply drop it? If not, I intend to reject
> it on other interfaces. Let me know what you think about this.

I also agree :)

> I will start the implementation early afternoon.


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