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Re: Is there really any interest in a patch to allow cvs 1.11.6


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: Is there really any interest in a patch to allow cvs 1.11.6
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 11:28:45 -0400
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Paul Edwards wrote:

|>but does anyone know any hosts which, in practice, return some value
|>other than `unsuccessful termination' or the actual STATUS when STATUS
|>is a number in the range 2 through 255?
|
|
|1 is not well-defined under MVS.  Normally, 0 is success, 4 is
|warning, 8 is error, 12 is severe error, 16 is catastrophic error.
|
|I think EXIT_FAILURE is generally set to 8.
|
|I think VMS has some scheme where even numbers are
|errors, odd numbers are OK, so although I don't recall
|seeing it implemented that way, I would expect to see
|0 get translated into 1 on the way out.
|
|The C standard is written that way because it was the best
|compromise available.


I was afraid that might be the answer.  Does anybody know what diff does
on systems such as  MVS and VMS?

Derek

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