Subject: Re: Warning message: Why do I care?
To: Roland Dowdeswell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Franklin <email@example.com>
Date: 08/01/2002 14:36:36
On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 02:15:37PM -0400, Roland Dowdeswell wrote:
> On 1028224954 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
> "Steven M. Bellovin" wrote:
> >In message <20020801135402.K2158@styx.org>, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >> close(1);
> >> fd = open("somefile", O_WRONLY);
> >You could use dup2(). But I suspect there's a lot of code around that
> >does it your way.
> The problem is that the relevant standards dictate that method does
> work in that way, and so programs that rely on that behaviour are
> not doing anything wrong.
If the standards say so, the standards say so. I disagree with the
standard on this point, but I'll concede.
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