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Kurt Starsinic
May 21, 2003 06:58
Re: Meaning of sysread()
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On May 21, Nick Ing-Simmons wrote:
> Some of you may have been aware that Sarathy and I have been trying to 
> resolve meaning of sysread(). perl5.8.0 breaks some legacy Win32
> code which expects sysread() to do CRLF translation (not on sockets...)
> Yesterday it became clear reason we were confused is that Sarathy and I 
> were working from different 'specs'.
> perlfunc.pod and Camel 3rd-edition seem to disagree on fundamentals.
> I would like to solicit opinions from perl5-porters on reasons for 
> leaning one way or the other.

    I expect sysread() in perl to do _exactly_ what read() in C would
do.  That's its raison d'ĂȘtre, no?  sysread() exists so that when I'm
saying to myself, "but it works in my C program" at 2:00 AM, I've got
an incantation to try.

    - Kurt

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