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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: Bug in getloadavg

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: Bug in getloadavg
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 22:22:22 +0200

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I have a problem with functions returning 'bool' and errno. Namely,
>> the calling convention is just the opposite of so many Unix
>> functions, like close(), shmdt() etc.
> It's a valid point.
> However, there's a good consistency argument that functions that are
> "like" Unix system calls (in particular, functions that return a
> failure flag and set errno on failure) should use the Unix convention,
> so perhaps I went overboard here.
> Anyway, here's a proposed patch to gnulib.  If it's OK with people
> I'll send a separate patch for this for coreutils, since coreutils

It's ok with me, in spite of my earlier message :)

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