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SubjectRe: Official Linux system wrapper library?
On 24/11/18 12:04 am, Florian Weimer wrote:
> But socketcall does not exist on all architectures. Neither does
> getpid, it's called getxpid on some architectures.
> ...
> I think it would be a poor approach to expose application developers to
> these portability issues. We need to abstract over these differences at
> a certain layer, and applications are too late.

Interesting.  I think the opposite.  I think exposing the OS's
interfaces is exactly what a c-library should do.  It might also provide
alternative interfaces that work consistently across different
platforms, but in addition to, not instead of the OS interface.

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