[TUHS] Unix APIs: elegant or not?

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Sun Nov 4 22:28:22 AEST 2018

Chris Hanson <cmhanson at eschatologist.net> wrote:

> If anyone ever asks me about the elegance of UNIX, there’s one word, or really term, that springs to mind: EINTR.
> The fact that man pages on modern systems still describe calls as returning -1 with errno set to EINTR baffles me.
>   -- Chris

Can you explain this some more?  This sounds like a claim that UNIX
isn't elegant.  But I'm not following whatever it is you're saying.



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