Subject: Re: Enhanced locale support for 1.4
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/23/1999 12:14:08
On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:

:  > : Since the internal members of FILE aren't available to users, you don't
:  > : *have* to keep this info *directly* in FILE.  It would be another structure
:  > : logically associated with a given instance of a FILE.  You could reference
:  > : these other structures in a hash table, using a FILE * as a value to hash
:  > : for the lookup.
:  > 
:  > Couldn't it be made part of the `cookie'?
: Oh my, it certainly could...  I forgot all about that :-)

Of course, I should have suffixed that; Charles and I bickered about this
for other reasons at one point.

The problem with putting it into the cookie comes in when someone calls
funopen(), fropen(), or fwopen().  We'd need a flag bit somewhere in the
actual __sFILE that indicates "this cookie is a real stdio cookie, and not
user-supplied" so that we don't tromp on a FILE created by funopen().

-- Todd Vierling (