Re: non C based environments can have problems
Posted Jan 24, 2007 1:24 UTC (Wed) by ldo
In reply to: Re: non C based environments can have problems
Parent article: LCA: How to improve Debian security
...when errno was changed from an integer variable to a macro we had to handle that with some difficulty.
I think having a global errno is such a dumb idea. Why can't system and library calls directly return an error code?
...but with the register-starved x86 architecture nobody seems to want to dedicate a register...
I guess the extra registers in x86-64 must come as a relief, then. :)
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