On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:33 AM, William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
On Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:07:37 -0800
Mike Rumph <mike.rumph@oracle.com> wrote:

> On 11/6/2013 1:06 PM, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> >
> > I just played with _commit() on stdin a bit.  It turns out that
> > _commit(0) fails if stdin is redirected (main.exe < somefile) but
> > works if stdin is a tty.  That's the opposite of _commit(1 or 2).
> > But I don't see how _commit(0) makes sense anyway, so I simply
> > removed the call instead of reversing the corresponding _isatty()
> > check in your patch.
> >
> > trunk: r1539455
> > 1.5.x branch: r1539461
> Okay Jeff,
> I just tried both stdout and stdin, and got the same results that you
> did. Strange but true.

IIRC the choice to _commit ahead of any handling of stdin/out/err
reflected the possibility that bytes were queued/stuck in the FILE or
the msvcrt 'fd' (not really an fd at all) before assuming ownership of
the file handle.  It might have been an overreaction to a problem that
wouldn't exist in practice.  But I'd prefer if this were left context
sensitive to _DEBUG mode builds.

"The _commit function forces the operating system to write the file associated with handle to disk"

_commit(fileno_stdout or fileno_stderr) fails if it refers to the terminal whether or not it is a debug build.  It simply isn't a valid call.  I called out the debug build issue in CHANGES because that is likely the only case where anyone would encounter a problem symptom.  (_commit() otherwise continues to return -1/EBADF and nobody notices.)

The fileno_stdin issue is even more odd as it took an opposite sense of _isatty(fileno_stdin) to keep it from reporting an error, but I don't see any connection between _commit() and stdin so it seemed most appropriate to simply remove the call for stdin.

IOW, I don't see the need to tie this to debug builds because the calls are invalid whether or not the RTL pops up the dialog.

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