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Re: mmap for guile

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: mmap for guile
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 22:03:41 +0200
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Greg Troxel <> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <> writes:
>> Besides what Maxime points out, some more superficial issues:
>>   • In documentation, please refer to the relevant glibc section instead
>>     of “See man page” (info "(libc) Memory-mapped I/O").
>>   • Please update doc/ref with a section on memory-mapped I/O.
>>   • Make sure to follow the GNU coding in C: space before opening paren,
>>     braces on a line of their own, etc.
> I have been meaning to try to build this under NetBSD, to check
> portability. I think the mmap code should by default rely only on what
> POSIX guarantees:


> As for referring to glibc, that reference only resolves on GNU/Linux
> systems, whereas any POSIX system ought to have an mmap man page, so it
> would be nice not to drop the man page ref, esp. as it grounds the
> implementation as being about the POSIX interface.

The manual can mention the man page too, sure, but note that the manual
already refers to glibc’s for all things libc.


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