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Re: lynx-dev Lynx 2.8.3 with nmh problems

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx 2.8.3 with nmh problems
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 10:41:49 -0500 (CDT)

> > Again, why?  Are you thinking about directories, or regular files, 
> > or both? 
On Tue, 9 May 100, T.E.Dickey wrote:

> umask applies to both

Yes, I know; that's the problem.

What (still) I don't understand is why you think "With Unix permissions
set up as they are, that's got to be an error."  So I speculated you might
have thought only about directories.

> actually it's an unusual condition (I don't recall many other applications
> that have to circumvent broken umask's).

I don't call it broken - it's just unexpected.  A program that fails
in obscure ways when faced with unexpected input is broken.


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