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Re: [Nmh-workers] tempfile creation

From: Neil W Rickert
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] tempfile creation
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:41:12 -0500

address@hidden wrote on Apr 27, 2005:
>On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:01:45 EDT, "Mike O'Dell" said:

>> if i were to hazzard a guess, the reason the code doesn't use
>> mkstemp() is that [1] the code cited is likely well more than
>> twice age of mkstemp() [2]and nobody has gone looking for
>> things to fix that were still (apparently) working. (big grin)

>For bonus points, note that even changing it to mkstemp() won't fix
>all the issues, because what the code currently does is to generate
>a filename, open it, then leak the file descriptor and pass the
>filename back for re-opening...

The real problem here is that recent nmh "development" has been in
the form of creeping featurism.  But the code base is rotten to the
core, and badly needs revamping and modernizing.  Some documenting
would also be in order.


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