Subject: Re: This should be the final cat(1) patch...
To: Mason Loring Bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 06/08/2002 14:53:16
[ On Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 13:41:45 (-0400), Mason Loring Bliss wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: This should be the final cat(1) patch...
> I'm researching this right now, trying to understand where and how err(3)
> and warn(3) are actually defined on a system with no err.h... Given that
> part of this exercise is to produce a new host tool for inclusion in
> TOOLDIR, using non-standard function calls seems uncool. (This is, for
> instance, why I'm using fcntl(2) instead of the much simpler flock(2).)
They're not. err(3) et al are *BSD-isms (very recent, at that) and are
not portable. Don't use them in code that's intended to be portable.
Greg A. Woods
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