Subject: Re: Samba core dumps.
To: David Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Allen Briggs <email@example.com>
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...
Allen Briggs - end killing - firstname.lastname@example.org