Re: To be smug, or not to be smug, that is the question
Raul Miller (email@example.com)
Wed, 20 Jan 1999 18:18:15 -0500
Albert D. Cahalan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If someone with great vision and design skills wants to create a
> new API for Linux, we should seriously consider such a proposal.
> Suggestions: immediate signals generated by code (SEGV, BUS...) should
> be converted to exceptions. (for C use _try, _throw, and _catch or
> let the app check as desired) Other signals should arrive as events.
> For every blocking call in the unixy API, provide a call to issue it
> in the background. Send a completion event when such calls are done.
> Multiple concurrent requests are good. Let the executable specify what
> event handlers may safely execute in parallel.
If we're going to do a new API, I think that signals should be just
another kind of data stream.
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