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SubjectRe: Poll and OSS API
"Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
> The specification is bogus and should be fixed. select() is not
> a function that was designed to start/stop anything. Writing
> a specification to qualify some particular implementation's
> side-affects is patently wrong. ioctl() was designed to control
> things.
>
> You should contact a committee member and get it fixed. Further,
> all should fail to write code to such a so-called specification.
>
> If specifications are allowed to be written like this, soon
> the lights will go out when you open a file. This cannot be
> allowed. Don't support such diatribe.

We are stuck with the current OSS API, including warts aplenty, until
ALSA replaces it. (but even then OSS will live on in infamy...)

Jeff


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