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Re: Proposed addition of strcodecs(3) library - review requested

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:05:22AM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> I've done a lot of stdio stacking in various programs (funopen() makes
> this sort of thing relatively easy), and it is a very pleasant kind of
> API to use.

There are two issues with using funopen() for this purpose:

(1) It limits the portability of the code quite a bit.
(2) It often creates redundant buffering.

The first should be obvious. The second item is relevant for the typical
set of inplace transformations or transformations than select only parts
of the input.


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