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[bug #27983] Windows text mode mis-interpreted

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [bug #27983] Windows text mode mis-interpreted
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:57:30 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #6, bug #27983 (project findutils):

In the POSIX world, fopen() with 'b' has no effect, but with 't' has
undefined behavior ('t' happens to be a cygwin extension, and you have no
business trying to use it in an application trying to be portable to POSIX).

I still argue that the problem is not in findutils, but in your (mis)use of
cygwin text mounts.  Cygwin recommends using binary mounts, not text mounts,
for a reason - because apps written for POSIX expect POSIX behavior.  And when
you violate that assumption, the burden is on you, not on the apps.  If r
through pipes is a problem, then add d2u into the pipeline - that way, you
have a single tool and a paradigm that can fix the issue for every situation,
rather than having to patch every downstream tool to understand a new

So findutils' testsuite won't pass on a cygwin text mount.  I don't care, as
long as it continues to pass on a cygwin binary mount.


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