On 2009 Feb 4, at 12:56, Leon Timmermans wrote:
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM, <pugs-comm...@feather.perl6.nl> wrote:
+=item method IO dup()

Do we really want that? POSIX' dup does something different from what
many will expect. In particular, the new file descriptors share the
offset, which can result in some really confusing situations.

In IO::POSIX? Yes; you're asking for POSIX semantics, if that isn't what you want, IO::POSIX is not where you should be. If there's something more general out there, it can be dup() in some other namespace than IO::POSIX.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allb...@kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allb...@ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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