POSIX v. reality: A position on O_PONIES
Posted Sep 9, 2009 16:04 UTC (Wed) by nix
Parent article: POSIX v. reality: A position on O_PONIES
Similarly, there is relatively little debate about refusing to conform to some of the more brain-dead POSIX details, such as the aforementioned directory hard link feature.
Thats decidedly optional, isn't it? So failing link() on directories isn't a conformance violation anyway.
(If it wasn't for NFS, I suspect a much wider violation would be failure to suppport the seekdir()/telldir() horror show.)
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