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Re: [Nmh-workers] outstanding patches

From: Harald Geyer
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] outstanding patches
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 17:47:02 +0200

>  | Hm, ok then this probably isn't that much of an issue as I thought before
>  | Is fprintf(stderr, "...") ok? After all it should be unbuffered?
> No, stdio isn't OK, even if supposedly unbuffered.   There's too much
> state and context kept in there.   Even if it works on one implementation
> of libc that manages output to an unbuffered FILE * without touching (as
> in altering) the FILE * at all, there's no guarantee than any other
> implementation will do the same thing.

Ok, then this should be changed too, in case anybody wants to keep
vfork(). But I still think it's better to switch to fork() - nmh doesn't
obey the rules necessary to use vfork() even if it isn't that bad as
it seemed to me in the beginning.


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