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Sun Apr 2 18:10:00 GMT 2000
Christopher Faylor <email@example.com> writes:
> Are we sure that this is a correct analysis? The previous analysis was
> that ReadFile was being passed a length which was larger than its
> supplied buffer. That is (to me) inarguably wrong. You can't say "I
> know how big the file is" because you can *never* know how big the file
> is in a multi-tasking operating system.
> It seems like Dave Bryan went to some effort to track this down and I don't
> see that his analysis is incorrect.
Dave's analysis is certainly correct, he's done a much more thorough
analysis of the situation. I had obviously neglected to read through
the entire thread, and missed some of the analysis.
However, read IMO should not care whether I pass it a valid buffer or
not if it's at end of file, and should return success and 0 bytes read
instead. Doesn't excuse buggy code of course, but my reading of POSIX
`read' requires this behaviour.
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