Subject: Re: How to translate this stdio code to netbsd?
To: David Jones <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/13/1996 15:39:56
[ On Wed, March 13, 1996 at 14:57:35 (-0500), David Jones wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: How to translate this stdio code to netbsd?
> > > 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.
> > ftp://netlib.att.com/netlib/attgifts/sfio.shar
> 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
It's moved: ftp://ftp.eecg.toronto.edu/pub/software/hurri/msio2.02.tar.Z
Greg A. Woods
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