Subject: Re: More WordPerfect 6.0 problems / FIFOs
To: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
From: Bakul Shah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/07/1995 15:13:25
> The behavior is perfectly well defined; "open() opens the named file for
> reading and/or writing, as specified by the flags argument". In the absence
> of any special-case description, I'd expect it to just proceed to work as
> documented. (What does it *say* happens if you open a regular file with
> O_NDELAY/O_NONBLOCK _clear_?)
It doesn't say anything about O_NDELAY w.r.t. regular files
in open(). After reluctantly rewiring some synapses (it
is getting harder, you know) I now agree with you on FIFOs
Reading and writing should also work as expected.
> The SVID is a good deal less legalistic that (for example) the ANSI C standard
Not surprising. Language semantics are a lot more slippery.