[Openmcl-devel] popen is not happy
weel at caltech.edu
Wed Jun 4 22:00:01 UTC 2003
It seems to me that if there really is a bug in OSX/Darwin, it should
probably be reported on
http://www.opendarwin.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi or wherever those
things should be reported.
> That's a good theory, but there are two problems. First, you'd have
> same problem if you wrote the following C code:
> char * cmd = "ls";
> char * mode = "r+";
> return popen(cmd, mode);
> and if that were going to be a problem I would think there's be a
> big warning in the popen man page.
> Actually, this looks like a bug in OSX's popen -- or a bug in their man
> page. Popen does not normally support bidirectional I/O, but the
> Jaguar man page says it does, but aparently it doesn't. I get the same
> results in Python and C. Bummer.
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