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Mark Overmeer
December 17, 2019 07:32
Re: updating POSIX module for newer functions
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* Eric Wong ( [191217 07:18]:
> > I started POSIX::1003 which tries to provide all functions... as
> > pure as feasible.  But... I need to rework it into a more flexible
> > installation structure using Config::AutoConf.  Help welcome ;-)
> > When I get help, I will increase its priority.
> Any reason you choose to work on a new module rather than
> improving the existing POSIX one?  I certainly don't see the
> need for all functions in POSIX, especially the ones which
> are made redundant by CORE functions.

Everyone has different needs, so the easiest way to make the such a
module useful is by providing everything without exception.  All in
one distro, which is easier to maintain for the packagers.

It is often unclear which smart behavior a CORE function has.  For
instance, which function is compiled in for the setuid().  When you
are really into high quality OS programming, you have to know.


       Mark Overmeer MSc                                MARKOV Solutions                         

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