Subject: Re: How to translate this stdio code to netbsd?
To: None <>
From: David Jones <>
List: current-users
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*.tar.Z