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Still.. even we've been here a 1000 times.

'popen' is closed the same was as regular 'open'. They're FILE* handles. It'd be N times harder to stab that from outside, than have it there.


2.9.2004 kello 19:49, Roberto Ierusalimschy kirjoitti:

 Surely the same is true of the so/DLL loading functions?

The difference is that with these functions you can load any other
non-portable function that you need (such as popen). They provide a
minimum non-portable functionallity we need to load all others.

-- Roberto