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Re: possible open() problem again



On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 05:05:53PM -0400, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> Well, ISO C doesn't cover fcntl.h, if it would, it would certainly not
> be a perfectly legal C code, as per ISO C99, 7.1.3/1.
> As fcntl.h is a POSIX header, you need to consider that standard
> and that standard says that this code is not perfectly legal.

Yes.  And the ANSI C spec also makes structure assignment internally
self-inconsistent, forbids using pointers out of the allocated range even
for comparison and so on...

That doesn't create an excuse for doing these things, and doing them breaks
lots of code and annoys people. You'll figure this out when you try and
push it in a product people pay for, and also that just about everything
the idiot macro hack does can be done by a 1 line of perl search of the
source trees.


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