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Re: Bug: select() does not modify timeout (arg 5) on return
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:06:24 -0500
- Subject: Re: Bug: select() does not modify timeout (arg 5) on return
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On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 07:56:47PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>According to Javier on 2/10/2010 3:29 PM:
>> select() call with specified timeout in argument 5 is not altered on return when time is up.
>> on windows code below returns: should be 0.0 but we have: 5.0
>> on linux code below returns: should be 0.0 but we have: 0.0
>For Linux compatibility, it would be nice to alter the argument. But
>POSIX is clear that the current cygwin behavior of leaving the argument
>unchanged is also compliant.
I believe actually made a conscious decision not to alter the arguments when
I first wrote select(). However, times have changed so it probably makes
sense to alter it to be more linux-like now.
I'll look into doing that.
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