Tom Lane wrote:
> I checked around with some kernel/glibc gurus in Red Hat, and the
> consensus seemed to be that we'd be better off to bypass fprintf() and
> just send message strings to stderr using write() --- ie, instead of
> elog.c doing
>             fprintf(stderr, "%s",;
> do
>             write(fileno(stderr),, strlen(;
> Anyone have any comments on possible portability risks?  In 
> particular, will this work on Windows?

The following program compiles and runs fine:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <string.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv) {
        const char *s="Hello!\n";

        write(fileno(stderr), s, strlen(s));
        return 0;

Laurenz Albe

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