Cleaning up FILE in stdio..
wollman at hergotha.csail.mit.edu
Tue Feb 26 23:27:49 UTC 2008
In article <200802261524.30384.jhb at FreeBSD.org> you write:
>This is assuming that the contents and layout of FILE are not a
>public ABI (i.e. we malloc the things internally and consumers should
>just treat the pointer value as a cookie and not grub around in the
Most interpreted languages grub around in the internals, as
(historically) do a number of <stdio.h> macros. Historically Emacs
did so as well (I suppose you can call it an interpreted language).
I think you have the right idea but this will break the ABI in a way
that can't be fudged with symbol versioning.
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