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Re: [PATCH] Improved string writing

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improved string writing
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 18:26:54 -0400
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> wrote:
> Alas I think that'd be an incompatible change, programs printing a
> prompt or progress info probably depend on immediate output as the
> default.

But the output can be immediate without splitting it up into multiple
system calls.  (display "foo") can result in write(1, "foo", 3), and
as long as that write is done before (display) returns, it's still
just as immediate.


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