latest cygwin does not track pwd?

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Nov 1 11:57:00 GMT 2000


On Wed, Nov 01, 2000 at 02:34:43PM -0500, Robinow, David wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 01, 2000 at 02:18:23PM -0500, Robinow, David wrote:
>> >> It's definitely 'getcwd(NULL, 0)' in Chuck's sources.
>> >  Also in 5.7.0 development sources. 
>> >> I think I'll just revert the behavior.  It appears that a number of
>> >> packages are expecting it.
>> >  Is there a reason these packages can't be fixed?
>> >  Is 'getcwd(NULL, -1)' broken in some version?
>> 
>> Not that I know of, but Corinna has pointed out that some 
>> versions of linux
>> suggest that getcwd(NULL, 0) is ok and, possibly, BSD allows 
>> this construction.
>> 
>> So, I think we'll be constantly responding to this on the 
>> mailing list.  I'd
>> rather just "fix" cygwin.
> OK, it's your call.
> For what it's worth Solaris and IRIX both require EINVAL.  I can't
>think of why failure to return EINVAL would break something though.

It seems to work fine on Linux, the man page not withstanding.

So, I've reverted my error test.

cgf

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