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Re: [Nmh-workers] extensions on tmp filenames?

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] extensions on tmp filenames?
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:13:42 -0800

On Feb 3, 2014, at 8:46 AM, Mike O'Dell <address@hidden> wrote:

> ISO C can demand anything it wants about atomicity,
> but given that It Doesn't Rule The World, portability
> may make other demands. C is still useful even when
> the underlying runtime doesn't belong to that church.

I can't stop a system from not adhering to the standard.  But I can say 'not 
our fault' if that behaviour breaks MH somehow.

Although one might argue that, when it comes to C, the ISO C standards do rule 
the world.  Given C's application as the language to bootstrap nearly all the 
other higher-level languages and runtimes, breaking your C compiler or library 
is going to have potentially dire consequences.


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