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Re: controlling stdio buffering

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: controlling stdio buffering
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:42:52 +0000
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Andreas Schwab wrote:

>Pádraig Brady <address@hidden> writes:
>>p. p.s. Note glibc changes the buffering automatically for stdout only like:
>>    if (isatty(fileno(stdout)) setlinebuf(stdout)
>>Also it always leaves stdin buffered and stdout unbuffered.
>                                           ^^^^^^
yep, thanks.

>>p.p.s. setvbuf(stdin, (char*) NULL, _IOFBF, 12345) is not honoured,
>>which is fair enough as buf==NULL.
>>However 0 is returned indicating it was honoured?
>What do you mean with "not honoured"?  The size may be ignored when buf is
>From the man page:
"The  function setvbuf returns 0 on success.  It can return any value on
failure, but returns nonzero when mode is invalid or the request cannot
be  honoured.  It  may  set  errno on failure.  The other functions are

It's just that above call seems to have no affect,
i.e. it's probably a programmer error to call with (buf==NULL && size!=0)?
Therefore I would not expect it to return 0 (success).


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