Subject: Re: More WordPerfect 6.0 problems / FIFOs
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Bakul Shah <>
List: current-users
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

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
and O_RDWR.

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.