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SubjectRe: Is there any interest in Dynamic API
On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 02:58:44PM +0100, Richard J Moore wrote:
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> On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Alexander Viro <viro@math.psu.edu>:
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> > s/ioctl/read() and write()/, please.
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> Why not ioctl?


You can script things with read/write. You have to write one off utilities
for ioctl.

Think having to require specialized tools like stty, hdparm, setserial, and
so on. (Historical question: Since IP sockets were originally /dev/* based,
was ifconfig essentially a wrapper around ioctls?)

mrc
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