Subject: Re: How to translate this stdio code to netbsd?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Jones <email@example.com>
Date: 03/13/1996 14:57:35
> > And it occurs to me that it might be worth designing a stdio interface which
> > "reads" n bytes by returning a pointer and advancing the read pointer by n,
> > ASSUMING that there are n bytes available. One possible approach would be
> > to have stdio refuse to refill the buffer until you call back to release
> > the pointer, or you could just take your chances if you're foolish enough to
> > call read again while you're still interested in the previous data.
> It has already been done, IMO. Take a look at sfio from Vo & Korn @ ATT.
I don't know if this was ever released, but you might also want to look
at the Alloc Stream Interface. It is described in the March'95 issue of
IEEE Computer, if I remember correctly.
Also look at ftp://ftp.eecg.toronto.edu/pub/software/msio*.tar.Z