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RE: [PATCH] perlfunc return-value addition for chroot(), etc.

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McGrath, Doug
July 31, 2001 10:25
RE: [PATCH] perlfunc return-value addition for chroot(), etc.
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> Ummm, I'm not so certain about this patch.  Yes, it's _correct_,
> but isn't the behaviour
>  Returns true upon success, otherwise returns false and sets 
> C<$!> (errno).
> pretty much comprehensive over almost all system calls (e.g. mkdir,
> flock, chdir, opendir, ...)?
> (In the past there has been discussion about the general 
> problem, that the
>  perlfunc descriptions document their return values in a 
> somewhat haphazard
>  fashion, there is no consistency or common format to adhere to.)

I've just joined the list for the sole purpose of helping with the
documentation, and this caught my eye. At the moment, I'm mostly
lurking to get a feel for how things work, but I'd like to hear
more of the background behind this particular item.

Doug McGrath

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