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    On 23/11/18 14:11, David Newall wrote:
    > 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.

    you don't understand the point of the c language if you think so.
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