Subject: Re: closefrom()
To: None <>
From: Klaus Klein (by way of Klaus Klein <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/26/2004 15:02:11
On Friday 21 May 2004 16:17, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> closefrom is also in solaris.
> "not standard, just a good idea."	

I agree.  However, what's the rationale behind its declaration
having ended up in <stdlib.h>?  I won't contend that Solaris'
is prior art, but since <stdlib.h> rarely concerns itself with
file descriptor management, OpenBSD's in <unistd.h> seems a
more natural choice of placement to me, but it's also unnecessarily

- Klaus