Subject: Re: Possible changes to POSIX abort()
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/2002 19:48:34
On 12 Jul 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> At Fri, 12 Jul 2002 11:55:32 +0000 (UTC), "Ben Harris" wrote:
> > This is likely to change such that abort():
> > + May be called without restriction from a signal handler, and
> > - Need not fclose() open stdio streams.
> > Would this change actually inconvenience anyone in the real world? Is
> > that inconvenience worth it?
> Would this result in needing to explicitly flush said streams before
> calling abort(), if they used buffering?
Yes (assuming the application still cares about the buffered data).
Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portmaster, NetBSD/acorn26 <URL:http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/acorn26/>