The reentrancy structure?

H. Peter Anvin
Sun Jul 14 10:08:00 GMT 2002

Joel Sherrill wrote:
> And other than 0,1,2 I don't think you will find a lot of software
> depending
> on whether the next number in the sequence is 20 or 3.  Jeff is 0-2
> ISO C, history or a mix at this point?  I know it was that way back in
> the
> dark ages of System 7 when an 8086 looked like a multi-user computer. :)

It's POSIX, and they're not deprecated.  POSIX specifies that open() and 
dup() returns the lowest available integer, and of cource FILENO_STDIN 

I ended up having to implement POSIX-style file descriptors, after all; 
the main reason was that newlib apparently expects that file descriptors 
fit in a "short" :(


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