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Re: Subfile GSoC Mid-Checkpoint Status
On Jul 16, 2008, at 11:07 AM, Klaus Heinz wrote:
Adam Burkepile wrote:
subfile_open( const char* base_file , const char* base_file , int
subfile_fopen( int base_file , const char* base_file , int
So they both return normal int file descriptors, just like open
The difference is how you are getting the basefile. subfile_fopen is
for a basefile that you already have open and have the fd.
Wouldn't "subfile_fdopen" be a better name than "subfile_fopen", then?
Similar to "fdopen" and "fopen" described in section 3 in the man
That's what I had it named when I originally submitted the proposal
for the project, but I believe someone suggested I change it
subfile_fopen and my mentor agreed (I believe the reasoning was
stat(2) stats a file by name and fstat(2) stats a file by fd). Perhaps
I was unclear with the purpose of function. I will confer with my
mentor again and discuss the naming of this function.
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