On 2008 Dec 11, at 20:16, Leon Timmermans wrote:
One main problem with filehandles is that are rather diverse. The only
operation that all of them have in common is close. Reading versus


Be glad Xenix is dead. There were filehandles which didn't even support close() (they were actually handles for shared memory and semaphores).

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