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Re: OCD programmers and backwards compatibility :-).



Rahul Sundaram wrote:
AFAIK device names are not part of LSB. You would have to sign up to the open list there and make a argument telling folks why you bother about device names at all.

Unix-like systems go to great lengths to make device access identical to files (except for Linux's odd treatment of the network devices which bypasses the usual access control mechanism in open()). Any argument that file names and paths should be
standardized should automatically apply to devices because of the philosophy
that "everything's a file".

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  Les Mikesell
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