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From Joe Orton <...@manyfish.co.uk>
Subject Re: exactly what is the inherit flag supposed to control?
Date Fri, 21 Mar 2003 16:01:51 GMT
On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 10:49:08AM -0500, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> apr_file_io.h says
> 
> /**
>  * Unset a file from being inherited by child processes.
>  */
> 
> should it instead say something like this?
> 
> /**
>  * Unset a file from being inherited by subprograms
>  */
> 
> where subprogram is a child process running another executable, as 
> contrasted with a child process running the same executable (i.e., 
> fork() but no exec())

Whilst the latter is true on Unix I'm getting the impression from what
Will is saying that the former is true on Win32.  (The comment about
child_cleanups in apr_pools.h is equally confusing.)

joe


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