new function suggestion fsetmode
Wed Jan 3 07:15:00 GMT 2001
On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 02:21:36AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> I'd like to suggest a function for working on FILE* handles
>int fsetmode(FILE* fhandle, int mode)
> if (fhandle)
> return setmode(fhandle->_file, mode);
> return EOF;
>I wasn't sure where in cygwin to place it... so I'll leave that up to
>the core group. I ran across a whole bunch of fopen calls recently
>that needed to be forced into text mode.. this is how I've done it.
>Maybe bad things happen doing this? I assume not. But as the function
>needs to look into the FILE * struct's privates, I figure it should be
>part of cygwin itself.
I think it is preferable to just use 'setmode' and the 'fileno(fp)' interface.
fileno() is the accepted way for looking at the internal "_file" part of
an fd structure.
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