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Re: Updated: cygwin-doc-1.7-1
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 01:19:07PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Apr 12 10:56, Reini Urban wrote:
>> 2010/4/12 Christopher Faylor:
>> > I have just uploaded a long-overdue update to the Cygwin documentation
>> > package. ?This package provides man and info pages for cygwin utilities
>> > and *some* of the Cygwin api. ?It reflects the current state of Cygwin
>> > and newlib as of this date.
>> "lseek only works properly on binary files."
>> Shouldn't that say:
>> "lseek only works properly on files mounted or opened binary, and not
>> in textmode."
>> textfiles mounted or opened binary do work fine IMHO.
>I see what you mean but I don't quite understand your last sentence.
>Do you mean this?
> mounted binary, opened modeless -> lseek works fine
> mounted binary, opened binary -> lseek works fine
> mounted binary, opened text -> lseek is unreliable
> mounted text , opened modeless -> lseek is unreliable
> mounted text , opened binary -> lseek works fine
> mounted text , opened text -> lseek is unreliable
>That's what we're trying to say. So I changed this locally to
> <para><function>lseek</function> only works properly on files opened in
> binary mode. On files opened in textmode (via mount mode or explicit
> open flag) its positioning is potentially unreliable.</para>
>Does that sound ok? If so, I check it in.
That sounds good but I don't really see what this has to do with the
cygwin-doc package. That is the consumer of these types of changes,
not the driver.
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