[Dovecot] POSIX stupidity
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Thu Jul 30 21:26:04 EEST 2009
Le jeudi 30 juillet 2009, Timo Sirainen a écrit :
> > What the hell were POSIX people thinking?? This is the first syscall
> > I've seen that behaves like this, and apparently without any good
> > reason! Wonder how many other new system calls there are like this, that
> > I haven't noticed yet..
> Looks like all posix_*() syscalls do that. Wonder if there are more.
Looks like too many people were incorrectly using errno, especially in multi-
From http://www.unix.org/whitepapers/reentrant.html :
"In addition, all POSIX.1c functions avoid using errno and, instead, return
the error number directly as the function return value, with a return value of
zero indicating that no error was detected. This strategy is, in fact, being
followed on a POSIX-wide basis for all new functions. "
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