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- Subject: Re: f.close() vs f:close()
- From: Peter Aronoff <telemachus@...>
- Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 10:42:55 -0500
Viacheslav Usov <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ah, thanks. So technically this works as documented. But then the
> standard output cannot be closed. Something is not right here.
I’m not sure I follow, but I’ve always understood closing stdout to be
a bad idea (TM). Instead, the norm is to (temporarily) redirect stdout to
/dev/null or the like.
To put that another way, why do you want to close stdout?
We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's
requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful.
Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System