Re: glib outstanding stuff

Joel Becker <jlbec evilplan org> writes:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 06:36:50PM -0700, David Benson wrote:
> > except if the file is a fifo (or an entry in /proc),
> > so probably a fallback to havoc's original implemention
> > would be a good idea.
> 	Oh, yeah, forgot about that case.  I have a load_file_fd()
> function that handles those cases, and dynamic buffering is used.  I
> still think that the overhead of stdio is not needed.

What is the trigger for the fallback? 

I'm not sure I want to write:
 if is_fifo() || is_proc() || is_socket():

since we could omit a case on some platform. Is there another
(portable) way to tell (does stat return a size of 0 here?)
> 	Eek!  I haven't had one fail, so I didn't see that.  What is the
> status on the "try to get memory and fail gracefully so the app can
> abort nicely" attempts?

Going into GLib 2.0 in some form, I would guess.


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