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Re: [Swftools-common] Small bug in swfcombine.c (incl. patch)

From: Oliver Smith
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] Small bug in swfcombine.c (incl. patch)
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:39:24 +0100

On 5 Aug 2010, at 17:48, Matthias Kramm wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 02:33:11PM +0100, Oliver Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
>> First off, thanks to the developers of swftools for such a useful set of 
>> utilities!
>> I've found a small bug in swfcombine.c -- it's not correctly checking the 
>> return value from open(), so 
>> occasionally it will complain that it's unable to open a file, even if it's 
>> successfully opened it.
>> Patch for the fix below.  This was a real head-scratcher to track down.  
>> Hope it's useful!
> Thanks! I'll apply this.
> Btw. what kind of operating system do you have that occasionally assigns to 
> the
> zero file descriptor?
> Matthias

Believe it or not... Linux!

We're calling swfcombine from a Python script that automates a bunch of 
document conversion and I _think_ the Python subprocess library does 
interesting stuff with stdin/stdout/stderr, hence the slightly unusual 
availability of the zero file descriptor.


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