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Re: Known Issues: document missing POSIX compliance and other unexpected behaviour

Christopher Faylor schrieb:
On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 05:11:03PM +0200, Reini Urban wrote:
I found no document where missing POSIX functionality is listed
and where other non-POSIX but expected typical UNIX functionality and/or
behaviour are different or missing. The user guide is a bit short on that.

The only way such a document would be useful would be if it was rigorously maintained.


You show the reason why below when you quote out-of-date parts of the
existing documentation.
It is certainly worthwhile to sweep through the docs and get everything
up-to-date, though.


This points to a page which explains (in an outdated manner) implementation details of select. I don't see how it applies.

It applies as a TODO item. :)

See the user-guide on fork, ipc, COFF, ...


Yes. Imho, the topic "processes" also includes loading a process. And handling the data structures in which the process is stored, even if not active ("loaded"). And COFF is good to known/explain in contrast to ELF or a.out. Also for debugging purposes.

see and

Unfortunately cygwin must use seperate PID's than the
underlying windows PID's.

The documentation is out of date. This is not true.

I think I'll stop here.  You're showing that it would be worthwhile to
go through the document and look for stuff that is out of date.

I guess that would be a job for Corinna, Pierre, and me, since
no one else seems to understand these issues.  If someone else wants
to take a stab at it, however, please feel free.

Sure, but where?
In the list or elsewhere? As I suggested in a wiki for some while until it is in the docs. Seems to work out good, even if it should be "rigorously maintained", as you said.
Reini Urban

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