> All of what you are asking for exists in Windows and all the semantics are
> implemented through a very powerful open(2) equivalent. I don't see why we
> shouldn't do the same. It makes more sense to me than inventing yet another
> system call...
It is easier for application writers to code:
Than to have a forest of #ifdefs to determine which O_* flags are
supported. After all, we still want our programs to run under Solaris. :-)
-- GPG public key available from http://phobos.fs.tum.de/pgp/Simon.Richter.asc Fingerprint: 040E B5F7 84F1 4FBC CEAD ADC6 18A0 CC8D 5706 A4B4 Hi! I'm a .signature virus! Copy me into your ~/.signature to help me spread!
- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to email@example.com More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/