Re: [dev] stderr: unnecessary?

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 02:16:59 -0400

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:05:34AM +0100, Connor Lane Smith wrote:
>On 12 June 2010 06:59, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
>> The size of size_t and ssize_t are irrelevant when
>> you're talking about a function that isn't guaranteed or expected to return
>> any specific amount of data on a specific call.
>Let me run that by you again:
>On 12 June 2010 02:42, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
>> The only limitation is that if you want
>> more than 2GB, you need to make multiple calls.
>No you don't.

Are we talking about in some hypothetical world where all
computers are 64 bit or all C libraries define ssize_t to be a
64 bit int, or are we talking about practical reality, where
most computers are still 32 bit and nearly all C libraries
define size_t as the size of a machine word (and are highly
unlikely to ever do different)?

Kris Maglione
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
	--Albert Einstein
Received on Sat Jun 12 2010 - 06:16:59 UTC

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