new function suggestion fsetmode
Wed Jan 3 07:16:00 GMT 2001
oops. Thanks for the tip.
Can I suggest a reference to that on
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 2:15 AM
Subject: Re: new function suggestion fsetmode
> 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);
> > else
> > 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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