[mercury-users] problem with signals

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Mar 11 01:05:46 AEDT 2003

On 10-Mar-2003, Richard A. O'Keefe <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz> wrote:
> Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> 	This mess is needed because Posix chose to standardize the same header
> 	names as ANSI/ISO C, but with different contents.
> That's because they were standardising existing practice for the most part.
> What's wrong with just defining the appropriate POSIX feature test macro(s)?

The basic problem is that it requires considerable user education, and
if users don't follow the right procedure, the results are often confusing.

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