Excerpts from Jeff King's message of Mon Aug 06 18:31:13 -0400 2012:

> Looking over the code, I recall now why I used stdio: strbuf_getline
> requires it. These days we have strbuf_getwholeline_fd. It's
> slightly less efficient (it has to read() a character at a time),
> but since we are talking about a few characters of keyboard input,
> it should be OK.

I noticed the same requirement.  I'm currently building/testing a
patch that switches from FILE -> fd and also to
strbuf_getwholeline_fd.  Personally, I like this approach more than
calling an open function multiple times.

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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