standards/107561: Missing SUS function tcgetsid()
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Sun Jan 7 12:41:05 PST 2007
The following reply was made to PR standards/107561; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de>
To: freebsd-standards at FreeBSD.ORG, jau at iki.fi, bug-followup at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: standards/107561: Missing SUS function tcgetsid()
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 21:04:18 +0100 (CET)
Jukka Ukkonen wrote:
> This is SUS compatibility only.
> This was not strictly required by POSIX at the time it was implemented
> for SUS, but since SUS clearly is a major driver in the POSIX activities,
> tcgetsid() might be an obvious future extension to POSIX anyhow.
> And furthermore there is no sane reason for sticking to POSIX only,
> if the extension needed to become better compatible with other major
> specifications happens to be this easy.
In fact, tcgetsid() is part of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 a.k.a.
POSIX-2001, which is equivalent to SUSv3.
The proposed implementation looks good to me (we would
also need an appropriate manual page, though).
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