Subject: Re: pipe(2) and invalid fildes
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/30/2001 15:10:28
[ On Monday, October 1, 2001 at 03:17:22 (+1000), Darren Reed wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: pipe(2) and invalid fildes
> In some email I received from Bill Sommerfeld, sie wrote:
> > We should leave EFAULT in the man page, and we should clarify that we
> > reserve the right to change the implementation in the future.
> > The difference between getting EFAULT and getting SIGSEGV/SIGBUS is
> > purely an implementation artifact.
> Shouldn't the documentation reflect the implementation?
I would very much prefer if the documentation pedantically reflected the
For example if I want to learn how to write portable code I'll read lots
of documentation from lots of systems and I'll read standards documents.
Greg A. Woods
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