Subject: Re: Samba core dumps.
To: David Gilbert <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/29/1996 13:02:41
> 	The code (as I posted the patch) definately calls fclose()
> will NULL.  The code immediately before it (mail me for a copy)
> proteects against the NULL case for some other f...() calls... which
> leads me to believe that fclose(NULL) is accepted by some OSs.

fclose(NULL) is accepted by some OSs, but NetBSD made a conscious choice
to not accept it.  It is not correct, and I believe that the prevailing
opinion was that not accepting NULL would help uncover incorrect programs.

Personally, I'd probably have allowed it--or perhaps used assert(), but
for that to be effective, we'd need a debugging version of libc...


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