On Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:45:27 +0200
Laslo Hunhold <d...@frign.de> wrote:

> I totally agree with you there. It just obfuscates the code, even
> suggesting EXIT_TIMEOUT was part of Posix, which it is not. I think it
> should be common knowledge by now that a zero exit status indicates
> success and a non-zero exit-status (1, 2, ...) indicates failure.

Oh, and before you inform me. I know that OpenVMS has the roles
inverted (exit(1) means success). However, there are two aspects we
should keep in mind:

        1) OpenVMS is not the most popular OS any more.
        2) Using EXIT_* we cannot write reliable manuals, as we do
           use 0, 1, 2, ... there.

Cheers

Laslo

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Laslo Hunhold <d...@frign.de>

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