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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Is --enable-utf8 working everywhere?
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2002 16:15:22 GMT
Greg Hudson wrote:
> So it's a function call.  So what?  It still returns a single stable
> value.
> If you're worried about speed, that's ridiculous.  This is an error
> case; a few cycles here or there isn't going to matter.  (And it's not
> like errno is ever a slow function call, when it's a function call.)

Agreed. Checking errno is a cornerstone of defensive programming. 
   Jim Jagielski   [|]   jim@jaguNET.com   [|]   http://www.jaguNET.com/
      "A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order
             will lose both and deserve neither" - T.Jefferson

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