-------- In message <1431615185.1221.57.ca...@freebsd.org>, Ian Lepore writes:
>I think we've got differing interpretations of what BUFSIZ is for. > >IMO, the one correct use of BUFSIZ outside of libc is "if you are going >to call setbuf() the buffer you pass must be BUFSIZ bytes long." > >Over the years, it seems that many people have somehow gotten the >impression that the intent was "BUFSIZ is the right/ideal/whatever size >to allocate general purpose IO buffers in any program" I don't know when you started, but when I started, on sys-III and v7 in the mid 1980ies, that was exactly what people told you: "Do disk-I/O in BUFSIZ units". I did a quick sampling of src and that seems to be exactly how it is being used in most of the cases I looked at, including libmd where I put it there on exactly that reason back in 1994 (5?) -- Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20 p...@freebsd.org | TCP/IP since RFC 956 FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"